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Q: Truck not going into gear.

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My truck won't go into gear.

A: Usually this issue is related to the soleno...

Usually this issue is related to the solenoid that frees the gear lock when the brake pedal is pressed. A click sound can be heard when the solenoid is working and the brake pedal is depressed. Many times there is a button that can be pressed near the gear selector to manually actuate the solenoid. I would recommend that you have this inspected by a technician from YourMechanic in order to verify that the shift solenoid is malfunctioning. Once the faulty part is confirmed, have it replaced in order to have your shifter working properly again.

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