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Q: Shifter will not go into gear

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The car won't go into gear. I have to keep messing with the button on the gear shifter before it will move.

A: Hi there. This can be an issue with your sh...

Hi there. This can be an issue with your shift linkage being loose or not correctly adjusted. It also can be something malfunctioning inside of your transmission. I suggest having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, take a closer look into diagnosing your issue.

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