Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Gear shift not moving

asked by on

My car starts, but when I try to put the car into drive, the gear shift does not move. I have to play with it for a while in order to get it to move into reverse or drive.

A: The most common problem with this vehicle n...

The most common problem with this vehicle not coming out of park is the brake light switch. The computer doesn't see that your foot is on the brake and will not allow the park lock to disengage. I would recommend having a certified tech come out and test the brake switch and replace it as needed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Clicking that changes as speed changes, play in the driveshaft

It sounds like you have problems with the driveshaft U-joints being bad. Have a mechanic replace the U-joints and inspect the driveshaft for any damages that may require the driveshaft to need to be replaced. If you have excessive play...

Q: One of my transmission sensors are out I'm not for sure which one

Hello. This may be a sensor issue but it is possible that some mechanical damage may have occurred to the transmission. I would recommend having your shift linkage and the transmission itself inspected by a qualified professional to make sure...

Q: car is running hot

Hi there. Thanks for writing in about the engine smoking problems you're having with your VW Beetle. Without being there onsite to determine what is actually causing the engine to run hot, it is hard for me to tell you...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...