Automatic trans will not drive in reverse but shifter slides into reverse
Will not hit first only second and will not reverse like it's locked up put car in N and tried to roll it back, wouldn't budge Put in D to drive forward doesn't llike first gear
what are my options before I the obvious rebuild or replace transmission
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The front of the handle has a large "U" clip. Use a screw drive and pry the clip out. It's a lot easier to do when the shifter is pulled all the way back to "1" or "2" but is doable in park still. The handle will then pull up. There will be a plastic piece in it that pushes down to release the lock in the shifter assembly. If when you push the plastic piece down it doesn't release the lock you will have to remove the shifter cover and take a look inside, to see what broke. It may require replacing the whole shifter assembly. You should be able to find the complete assembly used for fairly cheap.
Sounds like a linkage/cable to me. Disconnect the linkage at the transmission and move the shift actuator by hand to see if there is the same things happening. Don't try to do this with the engine running unless someone is holding the brake inside the car.
You most likley have a bent/damaged shifter cable. Unhook it at the trans, and move the linkage, with the park brake set. Push it all the way forward, that is park. The display should change and it should start. If so you will need the cable. Good Luck
need to check to see if there r any recalls for ur vehical, sounds too new for this problem, also it could be that u need a new shifter cable....
Try disconnecting cable at the trans and see if it move easyer, if it does than trans problem....in ternal