Re: Difficulty w/ gear shift
You normally have to apply the brake to shift out of park. You can shift from reverse to drive without applying the brake but you should have your foot on the brake for safety. If you have a console shifter you have to push the button in to shift from neutral to reverse. Drive to neutral you can move the shifter without pushing the button. On column shifters you have to pull back on the shifter to go from neutral to reverse. You really should always hold the column shifter back when shifting to prevent wear of the column detent. If you are on an incline you will normally have a hard time shifting out of park.
Hope this helps.
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