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When truck is in park, sometimes it's very hard to get the lever to move into reverse or any other drive for that matter. It just seems stuck, and will finally move after forcing it. After the incident it seems to operate normally, but this has happened three times now. Is there anything I can check that may be causing this. My truck is an 2004 Access cab, 2 WD.
 

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Jim,

There are two components generally at play here that give those symptoms:

1. The brake/shift lever interlink: Make sure you are pressing on the brake pedal for a couple of seconds before grabbing the shift lever and wrenching on it. You have to give the security interlink time to disengage or you will fracture the shift handle assembly. It is a cast part and, based on anecdotal evidence, somewhat brittle.

2. The shift cable connector assembly: This is the cable's connection point at the transmission. It is on the driver's side of the transmission housing. Just follow the cable back. The connector can get fouled with road grime and debris and not allow the connector to rotate properly. I suggest giving it a good blast with brake cleaner and regrease the assembly with a good silicon grease.

Hope this alleviates your symptoms.
 

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^^^Also, set your park brake every time you park. If you don't, the truck rolls ahead a little bit when you take your foot off the brake. This causes everything to bind up, making it difficult to shift out of park. I've noticed it is much worse on my Tundra than any other vehicle I have driven. My shifter assembly even broke once when I tried to get it out of park. I started setting the park brake and have had no problems since.
 
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