Q: Gears will not engage.

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My first and second gear will not engage.

If your vehicle is a standard (manual) the shifter linkage is likely broken. There is a rod that engages 1-2 gears and often breaks. If you have an automatic trans, you could have internal transmission failure. A qualified technician such as one from YourMechanic can help you with diagnostics and repair.

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