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Q: Car stuck in neutral

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The transmission on my Lexus is not engaging. It is acting like it is in neutral no matter what.

A: Hi there. There have been issues where the ...

Hi there. There have been issues where the axle shaft breaks and the vehicle will be unmovable in any gear. The axle would have to be inspected to see if it is broken. Also, the problem could be internally in the transmission and it might need repairing. My recommendation is to have the system checked by a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, to verify the failure and diagnose the cause.

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