Q: Car does not go into drive

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My moms car won't go into drive like she wants it to
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. A transmission that will not go into drive can be caused by a few different things. A few common causes are a failed ignition lock cylinder, stoplight switch, or transmission issues. The ignition lock cylinder and stoplight switch are two components that allow the transmission to shift from park into drive. Both of these are wired into the shifter and can prevent the vehicle from going into drive correctly if they have an issue. The ignition lock cylinder is the component where the key is inserted, while the stoplight switch is located at the base of the pedal. It may also be possible that the vehicle is experiencing some sort of transmission issues. Perhaps with a sensor or solenoid, electronic components that control the operation of the transmission. As these sorts of issues can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, I would recommend having a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your location to diagnose what may be causing your shifting issues.

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