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Old June 2nd, 2004, 01:34 AM   #1
 
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Automatic transmission, gone nutz!

Hey fellow Av6'ers!!!

Got a question about my 97 EX V6. I got an automatic like probably most of you out there. Just got a little over 100,000 miles on her just about a day or so ago Anyway back to the question. When I start my car and I press the brake and press the button on the shifter to move it out of park into D4, it doesn't move, no ****!!! It is the wierdest thing. Start her up and I can't even get her out of park. Now I have had this problem off and on since I bought the car (maybe happened like 6 times in the last 3 years) but I would give it about a minute or less and then it is ok and I go! But for some reason all today (about 7 times!) I have been forced to take the damn key and use the shift lock release to get it out of park and into nuetral so I can start her and drive. Now this has about pissed me off more than anything, I have had no trouble with her since I bought her three or four years ago. I know this has probably happened to someone. Anyone know what might be the cause or maybe how to fix it??? I am pretty sure all the fluids are up to par. Checked them about three weeks ago they where all real good. I guess I am just wanting to get out there and drive but I can't seem to really get her going, if you know what I mean. Thanks for your help in advance guys!!! (Anything is help, this is my first post !)
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Old June 2nd, 2004, 02:00 AM   #2
 
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sounds elecrical
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Old June 2nd, 2004, 06:47 AM   #3
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check your electrical connections
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Old June 2nd, 2004, 10:58 AM   #4
 
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Thanks for moving the thread by the way, who ever did that!

Thanks for the replys also guys!

On to electrical, I am not very sure where to look to even asses the problem. Can you maybe point me in a place to look or maybe in a page in the haynes manual that might address this issue. (I am looking through the troubleshooting section right now) Thanks again guys!
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Old June 2nd, 2004, 02:16 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forums, Soelknight!

Sounds like a good question for Toby, (Eiccord). Try pm'ing him to see if he has any idea on where to look.
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Old June 3rd, 2004, 12:32 PM   #6
 
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Thanks for the welcome!

I tried to PM Eiccord but was unsuccessful, the error said wrong username or something very similar to that.
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i think its ei-ccord or something like that.
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Old June 3rd, 2004, 04:36 PM   #8
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Thanks for the welcome!

I tried to PM Eiccord but was unsuccessful, the error said wrong username or something very similar to that.
Ei-ccord is his name in here.
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Old June 3rd, 2004, 05:10 PM   #9
 
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Thanks!
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Old June 4th, 2004, 12:57 AM   #10
 
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OK, I am here now...

You people are so impatient.

The only thing I could find that would let you shift with the key in the concole and NOT shift with the key in the ignition, was the "Shift Interlock Solenoid". I t is located in the center console, and is a pert of the shifter itself.
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Old June 4th, 2004, 01:19 AM   #11
 
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Excellent I will take a looksie tomorrow, Thanks a million!!!

What is wierd is I could turn the air conditioner off today and it would shift out just fine but when it was on it was tough luck.

Guess my car is retarded or should I say mentally challenged.
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Old June 4th, 2004, 01:22 AM   #12
 
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Excellent I will take a looksie tomorrow, Thanks a million!!!

What is wierd is I could turn the air conditioner off today and it would shift out just fine but when it was on it was tough luck.

Guess my car is retarded or should I say mentally challenged.
If you send me an e-mail, I can send you some info to check/test it.

Hit me at [email protected]
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Old June 4th, 2004, 01:24 AM   #13
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we're all just so eager to see u thats all. its a lonely place
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we're all just so eager to see u thats all. its a lonely place
LOL, thanks.

I know I am missed, and I miss being down South, but I am making up some cash now, so when I move BACK down to start my family, I have the cash to do it right

Besides, I come down at LEAST once a month, and someimes EVRY weekend in a month
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u from the South?
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Old June 4th, 2004, 01:57 AM   #16
 
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u from the South?
Um, yep

I used to run the show down there, hehe... all the 'veteran' V6P member form the IE, OC and LA area brought me their cars for servicing and mod installs. It was great.

Up here, everyone is kinda lame about their cars... So now I build Muscle cars.
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Old June 4th, 2004, 11:45 AM   #17
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Um, yep

I used to run the show down there, hehe... all the 'veteran' V6P member form the IE, OC and LA area brought me their cars for servicing and mod installs. It was great.

Up here, everyone is kinda lame about their cars... So now I build Muscle cars.
Yeah, so where's the 427 Cobra replica you promised to build for me in your spare time, huh, HUH???

Oh, sorry, I must be getting the wet dream I had last night confused with reality.

Good to hear from you Toby! Glad to hear your rolling in the dough up there!
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Old April 8th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #18
 
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Check to see that your brake lights come on. It is controlled by the same switch. Also listen for a click sound when you press the pedal down. If the switch is good, then remove the bezel around the radio, and get a hold of the wires from the solenoid( its silver ull see it) check for power with a test light ( i believe the circuit is all ground) if you have power check for ground. If you have ground then send 12 volts directly to the solenoid. If still no clickey clickey then replace the solenoid.
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