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All gears are drive NO reverse park or NEutral. 1989 Chevy 2500

It use to work. We think the bar that pushes the linkage into gear is not in the right spot

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Either that or the clutch packs in the transmission are bad causing you to need a new transmission

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Un hook the linkage and work it by hand see if it goes into park and reverse if it works thats your problem

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