Have trouble, moving the stick from Park to any gear
mazda prodige 1989. after I start the car, the stick shift remain locked, I have to try several times until I'm able to release it.
Thia problem is only when the car is cold (now we are in winter) after many try it works, after that it work all the time until I leave the car for a while.
Is this a good question?
George, is it a stick shift or an automatic?
It is automatic, after several intents, the buttom can be depress completily and put it in drive.
by George Pavesio
Sounds like a misaligned shifter linkage. Does it happen all the time or just sometimes?
George Pavesio, not sure where you are and what your winter is like. I am in South Texas and it is pretty nice :)weather; anyhow I keep thinking that you might either have ice and/or dirt build up in the linkage. I would clean out the entire linkage and apply a good weather resistant lubricant to the entire linkage, as well as the shift linkage on your transmisson. Good luck...