Q: I have an automatic shifter that suddenly got loose. I no longer need to push in the button to shift from park to drive.

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The shifter simply slides up and down. Never connecting to any gear. This morning I put it in reverse backed out of my parking spot, then when I went to put it in drive it suddenly felt loose (shifter) and drive wouldn't work. It seems stuck on park after I played with the shifter trying to get it to go in gear. The shifter feels extremely loose.

My car has 159000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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