Q: Gear stick stuck

asked by on February 01, 2016

The gear stick is stuck.

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Hi, there are a few different possibilities for why your gear stick is stuck. A couple reasons are a worn-out ignition or a broken shifter mechanism. I would recommend getting a qualified mechanic from YourMechanic to come out and inspect your vehicle’s transmission to determine why your gears are stuck,

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