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Q: Shifter cable going out.

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Car won't shift into reverse or drive. I think it might be the shifter cable going out. The Check Engine light is also coming on.

A: Hello, the first thing to be done is to con...

Hello, the first thing to be done is to connect a scanner and see what codes are present. It is possible for the transmission to trigger a check engine light. You may need the aid of a mechanic with a scanner to inspect the engine’s codes and take a look at your transmission system.

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