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Esc indicator of kia forte want go out and the car is stuck in park, how will it cost to repair it?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The issue is likely pertaining to the brake light switch, or other brake light circuit component. You must have your brake pedal depressed to take the vehicle out of park, and if the brake...
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2000 Ford Taurus won't shift out of park and brake lights don't work
Check fuse number 217 for power in the under dash fuse panel. If you have no power to fuse then the fuse panel needs replaced. If you have power then check for broken wires at the brake switch connector. ...
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Why does my 2007 GMC Sierra Classic shifts from 1st gear to overdrive?
Hello. Most of the time this is caused by a pressure issue within the transmission. It can also occur of there is a major internal failure as that is what the computer does to try and protect the transmission. I...
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My vehicle 2000 grand caravan. Wont shift into 2nd gear i have low when put in 3rd to try coming up through the gears it wont shif
Hello, thank you for writing in. When having issues shifting, the first thing you want to do is check the level of your transmission fluid. The hydraulic fluid is what allows the gears to be changed, and it is a...
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I went to buy a 2010 Volkswagen Passat Komfort from a dealer and he couldn't get the gear shift out of park is this a serious prob
There is a safety interlock that prevents inadvertent engagement of the transmission. Typically, you have to have your foot on the brake to free up the shifter. The interlock could have a fault and, if so, the failure is probably...
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Car begins to roll when the shift lever is in park had only starts in the neutral position, just rebuilt the transmission
The neutral start safety switch could be misaligned or a fault in the linkage and./or cable could be contributing to the problem because "Park" is not actually reached when you move the shifter. The whole mechanism from the manual lever...
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My 2008 Mini Cooper S has a check engine light on and the code is P0977.
The code P0977 will set if the transmission control module (TCM) records an abnormal voltage reading from a shift solenoid in the transmission. A vehicle with the P0977 trouble code will generally be driveable but due to the potential for...
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Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons why the vehicle would hesitate to downshift. The first thing you want to do is make sure the engine is well maintained. Make sure you have a clean fuel filter...
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I just rebuilt my 65 RFE transmission and it works great but am getting the code 4th gear ratio incorrect.
Check the transmission fluid and see if its full and clean. If the fluid is original, then I suggest flushing out the fluid and changing the transmission oil filter. If the fluid is good and has been changed, then the...
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2005 GMC with Denali transmission grinding in all gears including neutral. It will not accelerate and also doesn't have park.
Hi there. Your transmission is slipping all of the gears inside and may be due to a broken stator clutch and a broken torque converter. A torque converter that has failed will cause a grinding noise if the stator breaks...
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I have 02 ford fusion. And the transmission wont go in gear when its hot. But when first turned in it will.. What will be my prob.
Hi there. Sometimes this type of problem is caused by internal transmission issues. It can be as minor as the transmission fluid being 'dirty' or the hydraulic lines being clogged with debris; requiring transmission fluid to be flushed and the...
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When a car doesn't want to shift, what sensor is it for on a Cadillac SRX 2005?
Hi there. There are three different types of sensors and solenoids that will cause a transmission to not shift. 1. --- Transmission Position Sensor 2. --- Vehicle Speed Sensor 3. --- Shift Solenoids All three types of sensors and solenoids...
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08' Ford Fusion shifter stuck in park, flashing check engine light, sounds like air bubble in engine or sputtering when given gas
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are likely dealing with multiple problems at once, and only further testing will tell. The first step, due to the check engine light, is to scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. Use these...
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Car vibrates when shifting at 3krpm but not 2 or 4 and vibrates when moving at 3krpm why?
Hi there. The engine's harmonic balancer or the flex plate could be bent causing the engine to have a vibration when operated between 2,500 to 3,000 rpm's. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to...
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Why would the battery and brake light come on for no reason as well as the transmission jerking when accelerating from first to second?
Hi there. Your alternator may not be working properly. If so, turn off all the lights and have the engine running at night. Then from an idle condition, rev up the engine. If the brake and battery light become brighter,...
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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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When I put the automatic gear in reverse it moves forward. It is Toyota Sienna LE 2004.
Hi there. The transmission reverse input clutch is slipping. Check the fluid to the transmission and smell it. If the oil smells like its burnt, then the transmission would need to be rebuilt or replaced. I recommend dropping the oil...
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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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My BMW won't turn, I just hear click, click and the fuel pump grinding after push Start button? Do you have experience work with B
Hello, thank you for writing in. You may have drained the battery while you were working with the shifter. If this is the case, you need to charge the battery, jump start the vehicle, or replace the battery. If the...
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Hi I have a 2007 DTS... Coulum shifter... Will slide through all the gears but won't come out of park and light never comes out of
There are quite a few possible causes for what you are describing. For example, in order to shift a vehicle out of park, you must step on the brake. If you have a faulty brake light switch, the shifter is...

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