Q: Gearshift won't shift

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The gearshift is not shifting.

Hi. This is a common thing that owners of your particular vehicle encounter. Usually the cause of the problem is within the shift linkage. The shift linkage is built with plastic bushings that overtime become brittle and loose it connection to the transmission. I recommend that a technician inspect your transmission and determine if this is a shift linkage, gear selector, or another issue.

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