I was called for help twice in the past to move the shift level from "park" to "drive". The driver parked his car on a hill without using the parking brake. When he was ready to drive the car again, he could not move the shift level to "drive". I had to use my car to push his uphill 5 or 6 inches then he could move the shift level.
Be sure to turn the front wheels appropriately during hill side parking. If someone bumps your parked car from behind, the tranny could become "unlocked".
[This message has been edited by be459 (edited 02-07-2000).]