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Last week the wife had trouble moving the gearshift from Park to Drive when starting the car - every time then it just went away this week. 2003 with 135,000 miles. Orig transmission :) Any ideas fellas??
 

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Um, yeah.

Use the parking brake and allow the van to settle(preferably in neutral) BEFORE putting the van in park, and don't release the parking brake before stepping on the real brake and shifting out of park. I suspect the van was leaning against the parking pawl last week.

Another, less likely, cause is that difficulty is the solenoid that releases the gearshift might be sticking a bit.
 

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1. Brake pedal switch
2. Range Switch (P light not on)
3. Torque on steering wheel ( Try turning steering wheel while trying to shift
4. Bad release solonoid
 

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cat, I had this happen intermittently. Here's a good thread, by its title:

02 Ody Stuck in Park, Unable to move

I fixed it by dressing the contacts on that switch. Others replaced it.

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