The requirement is to depress the brake pedal to shift out of P.
One is not required to hold the pedal to shift into P, although logic says
that if the car is moving then one would desire it to stop before selecting
P, and this would mean that the foot would already be on the brake pedal.
Either way, this advice does not help solve the problem.
Can't you just disconnect the shift cable and see if you can shift the
tranny manual lever into the park position? If the lever is blocked and
there is nothing blocking its motion on the outside, the problem is
inside the tranny.
If the tranny can go into Park, then it's usually a problem with the
shift linkage or cable.
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