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1991 cadillac devile won't engage in gear.

FWD model with 4.9 V8, has 140k gentle miles. Car ran great as always until tow and impound. After i paid to get the car out of the impound i found all gears except park seemed to act as neutral. The linkage cable is hooked up still and seems to be operating as it should. When car is started and put into reverse the reverse lights do not light, they did before. Any ideas/help would greatly be appreciated.

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