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How a Clutch Engages and Disengages
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The gear shifter allows the vehicle to be put into different gears on a manual transmission. In an automatic transmission, the gear shifter is known as a gear selector. The gear shifter is...
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What would cause my shifter in my 2008 Dodge Avenger to feel sticky when moving it.
Hi there. Most of the time this will only occur if something was spilled into the shifter at one point in time or another. If a soda was spilled it will get very sticky over time and will cause this...
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2000 Ford Taurus LX won't shift out of park and I have replaced the brake switch,neutral safety switch,and gear shift cable but it still will not work.
Hello. If the issue persists after replacing these parts then you have a voltage issue. You are losing the voltage to this circuit. Most of the time there is a break in the wire going into the shifter. I would...
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I have an automatic shifter that suddenly got loose. I no longer need to push in the button to shift from park to drive.
It sounds as though you have probably had a shifter cable break, or a corresponding part of the shift linkage. Of course, it may have been the shifter has failed, but it is more than likely the shift cable, as...
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The shift stick button is stuck can't get it out of park? 2001 Pontiac Grand Am
Hi there - this problem sounds like the shifter interlock mechanism is malfunctioning. There can be, however a number of pieces to this simple-sounding mechanism. The electrical relay that physically releases the interlock may not be working (fuse, or failure...
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The shift gear is loose and wont change in to park
The most common cause of the problem is a broken shift tube in the steering column is not moving the shift cable. You need to have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic remove steering column covers and inspect shift tube...
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Shifter loose transmission stuck 1992 Ford F150
Hi there - unhook the shifter from the transmission lever, and try to move the transmission lever to the Park position. If this is successful, start working your way back towards the shift lever on the column. Re-connect the cable...
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Dave, I came back to work from lunch break and while attempting to park in the lot the lever wasn't going past reverse. Mitsubishi
Hello - it sounds like the shifter cable attachment to either the shifter or the transmission itself has loosened, or completely come apart. It is also possible that the cable liner has worn out, and there is enough loose motion...
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Steering wheel won't lock. Yellow steering lock warning on dash. Only comes on when removing fob.
Hi there. The issue seems to be the shifter interlock solenoid may be malfunctioning causing the steering wheel lock to not release or not engage. I suggest having the computer scanned for any codes that would be stored or pending...
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Transmission shifter cables came off.
Look around the transmission and look to see where the shifter cable is attached. Feel the shifter cable and see if it is indeed damaged or broken. If the cable is broken, then it will need to be replaced. If...
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Automatic transmission - Why would shifter cable break? The car was transported from Florida to CT and was hardly driven.
Some towing companies will remove the shifter cable to the transmission to prevent anyone from stealing the vehicle on the rig when the rig is parked overnight. This includes removing the battery cables as well. It is not likely to...
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Car won't move only buzzes when in gear and rolls in park.
Check the shifter cable to the transmission and see if it has broken off the transmission. The buzzing noise is the hydraulic fluid going around the main valve on the transmission and the valve is stuck in between a gear....
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Car doesn't move when in gear 2007 Ford Focus
Hello - there are several possibilities here: first, perhaps the shifter cable(s) have broken, or detached themselves from the shifter or transmission, and you're not really in gear (hope for this - this is the least expensive to fix. Second...
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I shifted the lever to drive mode, but it goes to reverse mode. What is the problem?
You are very nearly right. There is a bowden type cable that connects the the shifter to the transmission. It has adjustable ends and one or more of those adjustments has probably worked loose. That or you might need a...
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Hello. I have a question about my 1999 Olds Bravada (AWD). I am having issues with my shifter. To start with, my shifter will n
This will have to be evaluated first hand by a trained professional especially as more than one issue could be occurring here. If you request a shift mechanism/manual lever/cable inspection, the responding certified mechanic will identify the underlying fault and...
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My Isuzu rodeo shifter will move through all gears but when i try to put it into park the light on dash says reverse. Isuzu Rodeo
Hi there - your shifter cable, or the attachment linkage for the shifter cable, is most likely worn or loose. This prevents full action of the shifter from selecting the desired gear position in the transmission. I recommend a shifter...
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When car is running I can put it into gear without pushing the clutch peddle down but it doesn't engage 1988 Mitsubishi
Hello - there are 2 possibilities here: the first, and the one you hope for, is that the shift linkage has failed (most likely shifter cables), and you are not actually selecting a gear in the transmission although it feels...
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I put my car into drive but it reverses 2003 Ford Mustang
Hi there - thinking about the sequence of events you describe, it seems clear that the gear shifter linkage - probably the shifter cable attachments - was disassembling itself, leaving the transmission in Reverse. In the end, the starter interlock...
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previous owner snatched shifter out ouf park very hard now shifter will not go back to park var will not start 2007 cadillac
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is designed to start only if the vehicle is in park. This is so the vehicle will not move immediately once its started. When it comes to resolving the issue, you are...
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Shift lock button don't work. Can shift out of gear while driving 02 Camry
There is an electrical solenoid that moves a pin in and out of the shift lock when you step on the brake. It could be that the solenoid is stuck or the pin has sheared off. Normally, when it fails,...
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Hi.I have a 2006 Dodge Magnum. My ESP light came on and my car won't go over 35 mph.
Hi there. The Electronic Stability Program light is on for the one or more of the wheel speed sensors are picking up a wheel that is spinning too fast. If the rear wheels spun out, then the system will become...

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