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Can't get the car to shift in to drive or any other gear now. Could it be the shifting cable?

Let the car sit for 1 day, transmission fluid is good, now it doesn't shift into any gears at all. Could it be the shift cable or something internal

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Also could be valve solenoids, internal itranssmision!

Posted on Dec 08, 2012

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SOURCE: gear shift difficulty moving/gear shift stuck in 1st gear

sounds like your shift cable was freezing up and finally snapped. check the trans shifter side and see if you can move it if so then this is problem. your car runs a cable not rods. if you pop the center console out you will get a better view there is one or two screws at back of console in cupholders and it should come out

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SOURCE: Automatic transmission won't shift into higher gears.

It is likely a bad input shaft or output shaft speed sensor. But have the tcm scanned for codes.

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SOURCE: Shift problems in 95 chrysler concorde transmission

Sorry but if your reverse is having trouble you will probably have to replace or rebuild tranny like me. Otherwise try new filter and fluid first.

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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it is going in limp mode,
if your speedometer is not working will cause this,that would be a speed sensor,or the other two reasons would be the input or output sensors on the tranny

Posted on Dec 06, 2009

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SOURCE: my 2002 pt cruiser won't shift out of low.

the 2nd & 3rd gear solenoid needs replacing. It is mounted by the trans filter inside the trans pan

Posted on Jul 27, 2010

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