Shifter interlock selonoid

swells244

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Is there an aftermarket supplier for the shift interlock selonoid? 2003 liberty sport.
 

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I didn't know there was a shift interlock solenoid. I thought the shift interlock was all mechanical involving a cable and some small parts in the ignition key assembly.

It can be bypassed easily by disconnecting the cable at the steering column.
 

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my key comes out of the lock just fine but when its cold out i cant move from park to drive.
 

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If you remove the plastic steering column covers (some small torx screws underneath) you'll see a black plastic rectangle stuck into the ignition switch assembly. There's a plastic catch to push on it's side which releases it to slide out toward the firewall. It stays in there attached to the shifter cable. Try the shifter and see if the cable moves, maybe oil it. If the shifter doesn't move the cable it might be rusted in the cable housing or there's something on the shifter end jamming, maybe the shifter button? If it shifts ok the black plastic rectangle can be ziptied out of the way with enough room for the cable end to wave at nothing and it's bypassed. It will start and go in gear like that so don't do that.
 

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There is a shift interlock selonoid. It's located on driver's side of shifter. It's white with a wire plug on the bottom. I removed the center console blew all the dust and crap out and used silicone spray. Works great now !
 

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Glad you got it working! Been awhile since I've visited those areas of my jeep. My next guess would have been water freezing in the cable.
 
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