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Q: Car only moving in reverse

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My car will move in reverse, but not in drive.

A: If the shifter is moving to D the problem m...

If the shifter is moving to D the problem may be with the transmission. If the shifter is not fully engaging into D, the problem is either the shifter assembly or a linkage issue. Make sure the transmission fluid level is proper and the quality is good. Resolve level/quality issues before condemning the transmission. If you need assistance, you can schedule a time with a qualified mechanic from YourMechanic to inspect the transmission issue.

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