Q: Trouble shifting from Park

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I'm having trouble shifting from Park.

The shifter linkage may be worn and in need of replacement. Sometimes, it is just a bad bushing, and other times, the mechanism assembly needs to be replaced. The only way to tell is to have a complete inspection of the shift linkage. I recommend having a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, determine the cause of your shifting issue.

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