29th Jun 2010, 11:27

My 1993 Maxima has been a great car, except for two problems which happened after 180,000 miles. First, the lower injectors had to be replaced and all was well for awhile.

Now the current problem. The auto transmission will not come out of park. The fluid is correct, the battery is fully charged and the car starts with no problem.

I have tried to rock the car in hopes that might help but no joy. Does anyone have a solution?

30th Jun 2010, 08:46

The gear lever is attached to a mechanical linkage. This mechanical linkage is attached to a lever on the side of the transmission. This lever works each of the transmissions positions (Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive, and 3,2,1 if applicable). If this linkage breaks, and it wouldn't surprise me if it did on a vehicle of this age, then the transmission can't be shifted and is stuck in whatever gear the gear shift lever was in when the linkage broke.

This linkage by the way is usually just a steel cable covered in a rubber conduit.

21st Jul 2010, 19:47

I have the same trans problem. Can someone tell me the name and part number of the switch?



29th Nov 2011, 19:27

Make sure your brake switch is working; your transmission requires the switch. Or there is a push lever in the front of the shifter at the bottom of the shifter; push that lever down, hold the brake, and push the regular button on the top side of the shift handle, and it should shift.

6th Dec 2011, 14:00

What was the name of that switch? My car's been having the same problem. Also, did yours slip out of gear at all before you fixed it?


26th Nov 2012, 11:37

I have had the exact same problem with my 1993 Maxima.

It has over 297,000 miles on it, and I have been running it WITHOUT addressing the problem you described. It seems my mechanic indicated it was not worth the cost in materials and labor to replace the injector. Looking to join the 300,000 mile club soon.

Mike in New Jersey.

28th Nov 2012, 17:55

Check and re-tighten the valve covers; that should solve the problem.

9th Dec 2012, 22:36

I was trying to find that switch. Also has anyone helped you? If they have, can you text to 918-857-0138. Thank you, my name is Ronnie.

My email is dmanandme4life@gmail.com.

I really need to find that switch bad. I would really appreciate it

3rd Nov 2014, 09:19

As for the car hesitating and getting worse with the air on, I had the same problem; turns out I had 3 bad injectors. Cost me a pretty penny.

GOOD LUCK - Anthony.