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I have a 1988 buick lesabre and when i go to shift in drive it says im in neutral and when im go to shift in reverse it says im in park?

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Simple fix. The shift indicator cable attaches to the shift bowl at the bottom of the steering column. It just clips on the edge of it and can be slid around to adjust. You may have to pull the gear shift down to first gear to see it.

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