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Q: Car stuck in neutral, shifter is in park.

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Car does not shift out of neutral, even though the shifter is in park.

A: It sounds like your shifter cable may have ...

It sounds like your shifter cable may have come loose or may have broke. I would have your mechanic come out and inspect the car's gear shifting problem.

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