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Q: Gear shifter problem

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Hi I have a1990 Pontiac Grand Prix that has been sitting for couple years that my friend told me I could have but he lost the key so I had to hot wire it runs very good but can't get the gear shifter to move at all I don't think there is a release for the shifter that I can find anyways just wondering if maybe you could help I tried everything and it still won't move

My car has 220000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Because of theft issues, I cant tell you ex...

Because of theft issues, I cant tell you exactly how to release the shifter, but I can tell you that there is a shift interlock that prevents the shifter from moving unless certain conditions are met, like having the brake on, key in the ignition, etc. If you can prove ownership, have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, help you with your shifting concern.

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