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Q: Gear shift stuck in Park

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The gear shift is stuck in Park, even though I can move the shifter.

It sounds like you have a broken or unattached shift cable going from the shifter to the transmission. Replacement of this cable would require console removal, and raising the vehicle; the job is quite intensive. An investigation of your car’s inability to shift out of Park by a qualified technician will be needed to diagnose the issue, and find the best path to repair.

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