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Q: I am trying to push the vehicle out of a tow away zone. It's in neutral; but will not move.

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I am trying to push the vehicle out of a tow away zone. It's in neutral; but will not move.

A: Try checking to be sure the parking brake i...

Try checking to be sure the parking brake is not set. Other than the parking brake or being in gear still, there is no reason the car should not roll.

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