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Q: Car not shifting gears

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Car not shifting gears.

A: Sounds like it may be time for a new transm...

Sounds like it may be time for a new transmission. If it is a manual transmission there may be something wrong with the clutch. If it is an automatic transmission, I would have a mechanic from YourMechanic inspect your vehicle and make sure the shifter cable is working correctly if it is not broken. If it is in tact then, I would take it to the transmission repair shop and plan on having a new transmission put in it.

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