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my vehicle will not start. all the lights come on and the "bells". i l have checked the battery, starter, fuel pump. We have no idea what is going on.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Check the shift linkage to see if the bushings are gone. This will keep the transmission from going all the way to park and prevent it from cranking. If this is the case then you can sometimes replace just the bushings, and on some you have to have the cable from the transmission to the shifter linkage replaced.

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