My 2002 Crew Cab 4.7 automatic, has started having a problem of not wanting to come out of park. Was told to press on the brake a few times. It seems to be getting worse especially when it is cold. Any suggestions?
Having the p/brake applied first and then putting it in Park takes the drivetrain torsional stress/strain off of the internal Park mechanism.
If it isn't really affected by being on an incline, then the problem may be in the steering column shifter mechanism which is independent of incline stress forces.
Demostrate it or have a technician witness it in order to start a correct diagnosis of the problem.
Thanks AllanC - my 2003 sticks sometimes, but I still manage to get out of PARK. I thought I wasn't waiting long enough for the SOLENOID to be powered after starting the engine. Now I know there isn't one!!