Q: Car doesn't go into gear.

asked by on January 06, 2016

My car won't go into gear.

Transmission Fluid Service $125.08 - $445.00 Get a Quote

This problem is not a common problem on these vehicles and the problem may be a major transmission pan leak and fluid got too low to engage the transmission. If the linkage is disconnected from a broken shift cable would also cause a similar complaint. My suggestion for you would be to get a qualified mechanic do a check of the fluids and basic check for a transmission shift cable or the transmission has internal problems.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

Why does my truck cut off when the TPS is unplugged

Hello there, A few different items can cause the truck to shut off this way. The TPS may not be the cause. Most likely causes would be a vacuum leak, MAF sensor, oxygen sensor, or an exhaust leak. If you...

Car not shifting out of park

Your car uses a shift interlock that keeps it from coming out of park unless the brake pedal is pressed. If the brake light switch fails or if the locking solenoid fails then this will occur. The most common failure...

Intermittently, gas pedal sticks and car keeps accelerating

This can be caused by a variety of things. I would agree with the dealer that floor mats can often times interfere with the pedals in a car. The other thing I would be sure to check is the cruise...

Transmission slips

The transmission may be slipping internally from a bad clutch servo or it has an internal seal leak. Have the transmission tested for proper pressures to see if it is a solenoid issue or the seals are leaking causing it...

DSG transmission or exhaust issue?

answering

What would cause the carpet on the floor(back driver side) to be soaked?

You should have your A/C drain checked to make sure it is clear. You have floor vents that go under your seats, and if the A/C drain is plugged or not draining, then the water will come out of the...

Why does my car vibrate so much when I am at a complete stop

There are many possible causes for this symptom; there could be a vacuum leak, or the car may simply need a tune-up. It would probably be best to have a certified mechanic take a look at the car and perform...

Problem with transmission.

Your suspicions for your brake pedal sensor would be a good start, but there are also solenoids inside the shifting mechanism that could also be the culprit. You could try to wiggle the shifter as you try to shift. If...

01 mustang v6 running rough at idle and drive. Please help. Replaced a bunch, still can't figure out issue.

This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, turning on AC or engaging the brakes). The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor...

Related articles

Does An Automatic Transmission Have a Clutch?
Most of the time we think of a clutch in the context of a manual transmission. An automatic transmission does have...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer
Common signs include engine vibration, misaligned timing marks, and a separated harmonic balancer.
How Long Does a Shift Interlock Solenoid Last?
Modern Modern transmissions are much more advanced than they were only a few decades ago, particularly automatic transmission. There are many new features and designs on the market, ranging from ‘slick’ shifting transmissions to manual shift paddles on the steering...