Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Transmission issues

asked by on

I have to manually put my car into park from the undercarriage. It won't pull into any other gear but 1st gear which is actually reverse.

My car has 118000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. If the shifter itself is not moving then the linkage may be binding so that needs to be checked out first. Most of the time the joints in the linkage will cause this when they fail.

If the transmission cannot be fully shifted at the transmission itself then the issue may be inside of the transmission which would require a rebuild.

If you’d like a second opinion on this, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile technicians can come to your home and diagnose the issue with your gears firsthand.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Please! I think that my Fieros engine i to low ignition, Is it possible to make a change? MSD system

Performing a compression test is a fairly straight forward test. The technician will remove the spark plugs and disable the fuel system. Then the technician will install a compression tester in one spark plug location at a time and crank...

Q: Can i cut the cat off a run straight pipe without any problems

It is not legal to do so unless your vehicle is for off-road use only. There should not be any issues with back pressure. Here's a little tip, if you put in a small glass pack, or a similar muffler,...

Q: Won't Shift into drive

The VSS (vehicle speed sensor) buffer is located on the drivers side near the ECM. I have heard of instances where the connector between the VSS and the buffer has become disconnected. The wiring between the VSS and the buffer...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.