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Experience:  16 yrs. experience with auto, manual, & CVT drivelines
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Will not shift out of park unless I stomp the brakes and

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Will not shift out of park unless I stomp the brakes and slam the shift lever back and forth
JA: Do you have brake lights? Have any trouble codes popped up?
Customer: Yes and none. It's a 2003 pathfinder with 120k kilometres on it
JA: Are you fixing your Pathfinder yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes. Taking the cover off lets me manually override t)3 shifter lock. Maybe the solenoid is the problem?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Also, if I tinker with the adjustment nuts on the shift linkage (on the opposite side) I can get it shifting more easily for a little while, then it worsens again. Is there any chance that there is just too much travel in the brake system? It is overdue for a fluid flush and new front pads, should I try those things first?
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.

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