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Q: Can't shift out of Park

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The car won't shift from Park.

If your car will not shift into park, that could be a sign of many possible problems. Anything from a simple electronic problem, to the need for a new transmission, can disable a car from shifting into park. I would recommend having a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect the vehicle in order to determine the cause of your shifting problem.

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