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Q: Car goes into gear, but doesn't move.

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Car will not move in forward or reverse. It has been parked for about six months.

The first thing I would do is be sure the parking brake is released. As long as the parking brake is released and this issue still occurs there may be a major issue with the transmission on this vehicle. Be sure that the transmission fluid level is full as this could also cause this issue.

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