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Cant get shift out of park

Car starts I press the brake but the shift is locked in park.car n garage on flat surface. I have a 1997 dodge Neon 2.0 liter Automatic transmission. When I started the car this morning , all was fine . When I put car in Reverse it would not move, tried Drive and would not move. Put the car in neutral and could not even push it . The gear shift lever moved easier than it did before I think. I checked fluid, checked axle, was not broken. Can you Please Help.?

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    Goes in drive but wont reverse or neutral im stuck forgot it wont reverse now cant even reverse or push back neutral pl

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I had the same problem, if you rev the car up would finally clunk and go into gear. I took it in for a transmission flush. The checked to make sure no metal in the fluid, and put new stuff in been working like a charm ever since

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It sounds much like failed linkage which is better than about anything else you checked.
I recommend procuring a Haynes or Chilton manual for your car. It will not only help you locate the source of your current misery but serve you well in the future too. They are available at about any auto parts store for ~$20 US 

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