We returned from vacation to find our Sequoia stuck in park. We can shift between gears and can hear and feel it shifting from park to reverse, etc. but it doesn't move beyond that 4-5" play that the vechicle has when you shift into park (after you go into park it moves forward a few inches until the parking brake sets). We went through the 4 wheel drive system and it seems to be fine. Any suggestions or things to check? We had no problems with the transmission b4 we left.
Thanks in advance!
Stuck brakes does seem to be the most likely cause at this point. Was your Sequoia parked outside while you were gone? How long did it sit undisturbed? If it is in fact your brakes, I'm leaning towards your front pads being frozen to the rotor. I've heard of this happening on other vehicles in the past but I don't recall another instance like this reported on TS.
You can try to identify the stuck brakes by lifting the front and then the rear ends independently from each other to see which wheels will or will not spin while lifted. You can even do this by lifting one wheel/corner at a time with a jack.
- Rear brakes test: The front wheels must be blocked while the back end is lifted since the parking brake only engages the rear brakes. The transmission should be in neutral and the parking brake should be off.
- Front brakes test: Parking brake should be set to keep the vehicle from rolling while the front end is lifted.
Please let us know what you find.
PS: You may want to direct people to this thread from your identical posting in the Sequoia forum so that everyone can benefit from all responses.