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2002 GMC Envoy Stuck in Reverse

I was backing out of a parking space and could not take it out of reverse. I had to turn off the car, and now the car won't start. I pushed in the overide on the solenoid by the shifter to change gears/move the shifter but the display is still reading Reverse no matter what gear I put it in.

I checked all the fuses.
I checked the transmission fluid.

But the truck won't start. ANy ideas on what can keep it stuck in Reverse?

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  • jpclavel Dec 09, 2008

    Yes the cable was broken from the shifter to the transmission was broken,

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    car control panel stuck in reverse

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    cluch on truck pushed in put in gear it wldnt go i did feew times went reverse finally went back 1 why did it do that

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Put it in reverse, backed up, and it would not shift after that. Shifter is now stuck in reverse position and cannot be moved. 150,000 miles on the car. Is there a simple fix to this? Any troubleshooting methods?



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Broke cable

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