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Q: Car not shifting out of drive

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My car will not shift out of drive.

A: The shift linkage connections have plastic ...

The shift linkage connections have plastic bushings that go bad and the linkage binds or will not shift at all. The bushings on some models can be replaced and the whole cable has to be replaced of the bushings are not available. I recommend you have a mechanic, like ones from YourMechanic, come by and inspect your vehicle's shifting issue.

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