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My car will go off gear when i brake hard and it takes a few seconds to pick up gear again

While driving if i slam on the brakes, my car seems to shift to neutral. I have to wait a few seconds and it picks up drive gear again. This is only when i slam on the brakes

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It sounds to me like your transmission fluid level is low, when you brake hard the fluid moves to the front of the pan and leaves a void for the filter to grab air instead of fluid. When you stop the fluid settles back and away you go again. This could cause premature transmission failure so check it soon and top it up ASAP. With the transmission cold the fluid level should be near the add mark, full mark only if the trans is hot.

Posted on Jan 06, 2013

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It sounds like the shifter lock out solenoid has gone bad.It is a solenoid that releases the shifter when you push the brake pedal.

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Depending on whether it is a column shift or floor, you have to get the linkage loose enough to get the car in neutral, move the selector back to the proper setting, and tighten everything up.

If the car is not setting on a hill or incline, you should be able to move the shift levers by hand when you've loosened the linkage and move it until it is in neutral. Put on jack stands and chock the wheels that are on the ground.

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no adjustments just need to replace the cable more than likely

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