Chevy Impala Gear Shifter Won't Move

I can't shift my Chevy Impala out of park. I start the car and press on the brake pedal. Then when I press the shifter and try to move it, it won't. It is stuck in park and will not come out and go into drive or reverse. No matter what I try, the shifter will not move to any gear. Going to have to get the car towed to the Chevy dealer. If you can give me some information to fix this problem myself i would be happy to give a tip / donation to your mechanics. Is there a common cause for this issue or some kind of service bulletin or recall ?

Answer:
See pictures below. This is a common problem with your Chevrolet Impala. There is a bulletin to repair your condition. You can fix it yourself if you like. A pretty simple fix. There is a wire or two that breaks on the shifter. You will need to remove the entire shift console to get to the connector. Just a few 7mm screws in the bottom of the console compartment, under the little rubber mat. Then remove the trim around the shifter, and remove 2 more screws. Then the entire console will come up to access the connector. See the pic below for help.

Cannot shift out of park on my Chevy Impala. Chevy Impala shifter won't move repair.

2005 Chevy Impala.
Warning lights = engine light. Shift solenoid B is bad.
Repairs= trying to see if this is a problem i can repair myself.
Question:
I am trying to find the location of shift solenoid b for my 2005 Chevy Impala. I am very mechanically inclined but need to know the location of the solenoid to see if i can take care of it myself or do i have to bring it to a shop.

Answer:
It is a job you can do yourself if you have the tools and are mechanically inclined enough. The biggest obstacle is that you have to remove the side cover of the transmission. This usually involves having to support the engine and trans with a holding fixture and lowering of the subframe. Then the transmission can be lowered enough to get the side cover off. The shift solenoids are located on the valve body which is just inside the side cover.

I would recommend replacing both shift solenoids as they are not that expensive and you don't want to have to do the job twice. Looking at the side of the transmission, the shift solenoids are located in the top two positions on the valve body. They are square in shape, so don't confuse them with the many other different solenoids in the valve body. Good luck!


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