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Cannot get automatic tran to go into gear

I cnnot get the tran shifter into gear I can start car but with the brake appled it will not go into gear car only has 33000km on it the car is also on leavel ground also rock it and made no differance. just cannot get it out of park.

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  • lbvanos Mar 03, 2009

    to fix problem there was a broken wire between shifter and tran it looks like this happened when the car was asembled at factory

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See if one of your brake lights or out. on some cars if the brake light goes out you won,t be able to shift. there is a way to bypass this but you have to call the dealer to find out what it is.

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