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The shift interlock solenoid needs to be replaced if the vehicle cannot shift out of park and the battery is not dead.
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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle Body
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How to Use Autostick
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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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Clicking noise inside my gear shift on my 2013 Dodge Charger V6
Hello, thank you for writing in. There is a solenoid near the shifter that is called the interlock solenoid. It relates to the brake switch, and is part of what allows you to move out of park when you push...
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Won't go in drive
You will need to have the shift linkage checked where the shift cable connects to steering column. The bracket screws come loose and inhibit proper shifting.
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2005 mini cooper s is parked and wont go into reverse gear. All of the other gears work except reverse.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The transmission may be having one of several issues. The shifter can become unaligned and need to be adjusted or replaced. The gearbox can also become damaged and misaligned, which also warrants them to...
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My cadillac cts is stucked on park. I cant move the gear shifter.
The most common reason for the shift interlock to not release is going to be a defective brake light switch. Check to see if your brake lights come on when you press the brakes? If no lights come on then...
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Shift lever wont go in park or other gears
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is possible the shifter cable or its related components are damaged. They are typically visible from the bottom of the transmission. It should not be hard to inspect that area if you can...
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Q: Shifter
The first thing to check is to see if the shifter cable end broke loose from the transmission shifting lever on the transmission. If the cable end came off then it may need to have transmission shift cable replaced. If...
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Car stays stuck in reverse
You will need to check both ends of your shifter cable to see if the shift cable bushings are worn out and need to be replaced? If they are worn out then replace bushings and or cable.
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01 jetta wont go into reverse
There are some plastic bushings in the shifter that will crack and fall out making the shifting sloppy. This is probably what has happened to you. They might be in the base of the shifter itself, or in the bell...
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No reverse, car drives in neutral and drive
You may have a shifter cable problem with the cable ends. The plastic cable end bushing deteriorate and fall apart causing this problem and may require the shift cable to be replaced. Check cable end where it connects to transmission...
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My ignition is broken and theft system is causing it not to go in gear
You will need to have the damage to the shift mechanism checked to see what is damaged and have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic check and repair it for you.
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My 06 Chevy trailblazer gear shift fell off
The shift cable ends go bad and get worn and will come off of transmission or at shift lever connection. You will need to replace the cable end bushing if replaceable or replace entire cable to repair it.
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My key is stuck in ignition starts but won't turn back into lock position to remove the key.
The problem is most likely caused by a bad shift cable end not getting it all the way to the park position to allow key to turn all the way off. Have this cable checked at the transmission shift lever...
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I noticed by the automatic gear shift panel is a slot for a key. I think it was some type of security so that if you locked it, no
The key slot is for disengaging the shift interlock in case the shift interlock is inoperative and you just stick the key into slot to release shifter.
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My 2004 mitsubishi dalmante will start but wont go into gear
Hello, thank you for writing in. Transmissions tend to show these types of issues when the transmission fluid is low, contaminated, or burnt. You should start with checking and changing the fluid first. From there look into transmission solenoids, the...
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dodge avenger 2010: The shift lever moves to all gears, but the car won't move. The dashboard says it is still in park.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having one of several issues, but this is a common problem with your make and model. To begin, the shifter is connected to a cable right beneath the shifter knob...
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Have a 2004 jeep wangler it will not shift
Thank you for writing in. If the vehicle is shifting and working in reverse but not drive, you have an issue with the transmission or the linkage. You will want see if the gear selector is changing the positions on...
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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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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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