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Re: Gears won't engage
I am assuming that it is auto. trans??Check trans. fluid level and look under car to make sure linkage is connected and moving. Also when did it stop working ? all of a sudden or after sitting for long time? or over time?But quick guess, If all is good most likely torque converter went out. Then tranny issue, sorry no easy fix!!!
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Your car runs fine. Then 1 day you go out to start it and get no response. It won't crank. It won't even try to start. Nothing. What the heck is going on?
Try starting it in neutral. This trick can work on any make or model of any age.
There is a safety switch that will not allow the starter to engage in any gears, except park and neutral. Sometimes the shift lever indicates park, but the actual linkage is just barely in park. Enough to park the car and get your keys out, but not enough to trip that neutral safety switch.
You can, also, try firmly shifting in and out of park a few times. This may realign the indicator and the linkage. Good luck
My dad always lectured me to "look for the most likely or obvious things first." First, for a moment, I'll assume you're talking about an automatic transmission... If so, check the ATF (automatic transmission fluid) level.. Correcting any problem there just might fix you up. If you're talking about a manual shift transmission, and I'm afraid that you are, that's a whole different deal. There's a mechanism, and it can either be on the outside.. or the inside of a transmission... that's allowing one shifting lever to remain engaging a gear.. as you're trying to engage another gear with a different shifting lever. A vehicle will not move very far if it is in two gears. The idea of it actually being between two gears or being in two gears at once, is quite concerning. A broken shifting fork inside the transmission can cause this.. If there's shifting linkage you can get to, you can try to make sure that all linkage is in the neutral position. If you can accomplish that, it should go... and you'll need to take it easier on your shifting gears... because, unless you get some repairs made, it can easily happen again. If you get all the linkage in a neutral position... and then the car is willing to go, that means it is still in a gear... which is bad.... Your transmission needs work.
well first off if the car wont crank all the time this could mean that the flex plate could be missing teeth and the starter isn't engaging it, as for putting in gear it could be the shift linkage but it could also be a switch that engages when you press the brake to shift into gear, if, this car actually requires you to engage the brake
If the shifter feels loose, then the linkage may have come disconnected at the transmission. If you look under the vehicle, you should be able to see where is hooks up on the left side of the transmission.
This problem could be related to bad cables or the linkage assembly.Remove the center console and get down to the shifter where you can visually see the cables,and where the cables attach to the shifter.The cables should be hooked up at the transmission,but removed from the shifter.One cable is the neutral gate position,and the other is the actual gear selector cable.Manually operate the cables and see if the gears will engage using the cables.If the cables work,you have narrowed it down to the shifter itself.If the cables don't work and gears can't be engaged using the cables,then the cables are bad.Also look over the shifter assembly visually,look for cracks or broken metal while shifting it through the gears.---------Check it.Thanks.
maybe has a broken linkage or the bolt came lose.
Check if you can engage hall the gears pushing the linkage by hand,engine ranning and same one pressing the clutch!that way you can have same idea wath is wrong?!
I had a similar problem except i could shift to first and third and fifth but not 2nd or 4th or reverse. the only thing that came to my mind was new transmission but that is not the case. It was a way i could but it was so frustrated. I am certain it is the shifting cables. The name of the part you need to get is TRANSMISSION SHIFTING CABLES. Only the dealership has them, about $200.00 got them and installed but a certified mechanic. I have no problems shifting into any gear at all. Hope this information helps. Any info contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org