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I have a 2005 Mazda 2 automatic, with tiptronic. The car refuses to leave park, even after the car has sat idling for 15mins. Foot on brake, hand brake off and it will not budge. Any suggestions? Also, while driving, the car will suddenly jolt and drop back to 3rd gear, AT light and Check Engine Lights both come on, and the car will change gears roughly for about 10 minutes, then be fine. Every mechanic it's been to has no idea what it could be. Any suggestions there?

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The park problem will be a faulty brake sensor or switch that is not energizing the solenoid for the park unit
dropping back a gear indicates problems in wiring and connections , TR or VSS sensors or problem TCM
any or all of these units will leave a code so have the faulty codes read by accredited automatic transmission specialists and have them fixed

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