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Won't go into reverse

Our 98 Saturn SL automatic will not go into gear. It seems that the button on the side of gear shift handle does not go all the way in. It will eventually work after much manhandling/banging it. I don't know if it makes a difference because the car has warmed up or why it suddenly works.
It also appears to be worse now than ever. Not sure if this is due to cold Winter weather or not. A friend said he thought it sounded like a linkage problem, not a transmission problem. It's very stiff and feels as though it's locked.

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Try pushing the brake in and then tr shifting other then that i would say the shifter would need to be replaced not the tranismisson

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