Qashqai wrote:OK, how about this:
Tonight, I start the engine while my foot is on the brake. I shift the gear to R from P and then I move it back to P from R. I heard the same solenoid "tick" noise...
Is it normal to hear the same solenoid noise when you move the shift from R to P?
Please ImStricken tell me again that this noise is normal. Tell me in every car I can hear a tick noise when you shift gear from R to P. I am going to get crazy!!!!
LOL that noise is 100% perfectly fine. i was serious on my suggestion when i stated to go take a new rogue off the dealer lot for a quick test drive. it will help you sleep better at night - iv done it many times for various reasons.(while learning to adjust to the cvt tranny vibrations)
some cars will have a little bit more intuitive solenoids and they will not tick when the car is in gear, and some like my 2002 maxima did it no matter what - even in D it ticked - every time i pressed the brake
Look under your dash where the brake pedal is touching 2 solenoids. move the pedal with your hand and you will see that 2 buttons(brake lights, automatic speed control device ASCD) will release 2 small buttons will be release thus activating. some cars will have a larger thresh-hold and will require you to press down further on the pedal to activate the system. some are installed with the setting being very sensitive and require almost no pedal pressure to activate. you might have simply move the brake pedal (still activating the brakes) but enough to engage & disengage the "clicker" if we can call it that. [you can sometimes see peoples tail lights flicker while at a traffic light and thats because they unintentionally moved the brake pedal a millimeter just enough to flicker the 2 buttons. it all depends how far the switch is screwed in.
there is only 2 ways the solenoid in the shift lock can go bad. NOT CLICKING is the only way, and thats either stuck closed, or stuck open. but regardless it wont be clicking. if you hear clicking its working. and the other way is if the lights will not illuminate
now the solenoid by the brake pedal can be troubleshooted as well:
The switch registers you are pressing the brake pedal. If this switch malfunctions it will not register your foot is on the brake so the shift lock solenoid will not click and Your brake lights will not illuminate.
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