I started my car this morning and everything was fine, when I came home and shut the engine off , then went out about one hour later and started the car I could not get the car out of park once it started. I applied my foot to the brake as required to shift but could not shift.
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Re: car will not shift gears
When you apply the brake listen for a clicking sound from brake release switch, just tap on pedal and you should be able to hear it.if not check fuses and if all o k you need a brake switch located on the pedal. if you hear th clicking sound your shifter cable is stuck.i hope this helped.
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probably not if it is limp mode
the ECM puts the car in limp mode to prevent serious problems in the engine or transmission
could be no coolant, sump oil , transmission oil etc
run the fault codes and find the reason for the mode
Your transmission appears to be in "Limp Home" mode. This usually indicates an internal transmission problem that the computer has decided is too serious to allow regular operation. EVERYTHING, even your windshield wipers, has to get permission from your computer to operate. When the computer interferes with your operation of the vehicle, it sometimes gets overzealous and does other, more funky and entertaining things than it actually needs to do to protect or disable the vehicle. The next place you need to go to in this vehicle is a transmission repair facility, attached to a tow-truck. They will confirm/eliminate the transmission as the problem. There are other things it could be, but it's telling you "transmission" and you need to have that confirmed/eliminated first, because it is almost always the most destructive and expensive fault a vehicle can develop. Don't drive it again, because it's cheaper to repair a transmission that has not grenaded.
This may be caused by fluid starvation from a plugged trans filter, also a shift solenoid inside the trans may be sticking, I would recommend u change the trans fluid and filter (required at 60,000 miles), also go to a Kragen auto or any chain parts store like it and ask to have a code test run on the powertrain control module , it is free.