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Q: Vehicle not shifting from park.

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Vehicle not shifting from park.

We need to determine if the shifter is moving and the car is not changing gears or if the shifter is stuck and not moving. Have a technician inspect the parking brake problem. It could be something as simple as a shifter cable but it could be something more complicated in the transmission.

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