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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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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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Gear shift is in park but dash says reverse
The shift cable ends at transmission shift lever or at where it connects to inside shifter is most likely the problem. The cable ends have a plastic bushing that falls apart and causes the problem. The entire cable may need...
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The break lights are working. Still stuck on park.
The shift interlock is controlled by the rear control module and besides brake switch there is also other inputs needed for the module to release the shifter. You will need to have the system computer scanned for codes and to...
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Shifter slides into neutral w/o using button on shifter and while driving
This is normal way the shifter works. The button would need to be used to get from neutral to reverse. There is nothing wrong with your vehicle's shifter.
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Replaced the PCV valve and now the car is not shifting properly?
You will need to be more specific on what the shifting is doing and if the transmission is automatic or manual. Also if check engine light is on then have the computer tested for codes and have the codes diagnosed...
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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 2015 ford fusion is stuck in neutral
You should check the shift cable is attached at the transmission and at the shifter mechanism. If the cable is off then you will need to have cable replaced. If cable is not disconnected then have someone move shifter back...
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My dashboard says car not in park but my shifter is in park position it won't start of course I have a 2014 fusion HELP
The first thing to check is the shift cable ends are good and then the shifter is moving the transmission lever. If it is moving back and forth and the cable ends are good then the problem is in the...
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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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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 automatic transmission wont shift gears. It is stuck in neutral
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you cannot physically move the shifter passed neutral and into drive, then there is likely more stuck in the way. You will want to keep digging until you have removed all of the...
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Hi! What can cause the engine to shut off occasionally when shifting from reverse to drive in an automatic transmission? This has
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several things you can check, luckily if you are mechanically inclined at all you can check quite a few at home. To begin, make sure your idle air control valve and throttle...

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