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Toyota highlander shift lever moves freely but will not shift gears

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Take to shop, you may have lost linkage hook up. If you do not know what you are doing, you could really mess it up.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013

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SOURCE: GEAR SHIFT MOVING FREELY

hello , don't worry , all you should do is , remove the leather that surround the gear shift stick , and you will find that the wire that connecting to it is free , connect it , and every thing will be ok , and this doesn't need special tools , and thank you for using fixya.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Transmission shift lever - 91 Toyota V6 4WD pickup

Easy fix! Remove boot, take out four screws, shifter pops up, replace bushing! Keep it in neutral before starting.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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SOURCE: 1999 F350 crew cab 4x4 ford, gear shift lever

Ok ready to stand on your head under the dash?
It's doable... there is a flange connected to the gearshift lever under the steering column. If you remove the lower dash cover where the fuses are, you should be able to see it when you move the gear shift lever... look around on the floor of the truck to see if you dropped a star-headed bolt or two... these bolts worked loose on my superduty and made shifting very difficult..it was an easy fix... let me know how you do on it.

Posted on May 10, 2009

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SOURCE: shifter won't shift gears

This happen to my aunts GMC yukon at I hop and the solution was a cable under the truck was disconnected and just needed to be reconnected.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Hyundai - reverse gear is inoperative. The

If I understand you correctly, you have ALL forward gears working, but reverse doesn't?... then the problem is in the transmission itself or the linkage on the trans linkage into reverse.

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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Are the brake lights working? If not, check the brake light circuit fuse AND the brake light switch. (If the brake light circuit does not work, the shift lever release does not work.)
If the brake lights ARE working, you must figure out what is jammed in the mechanism. Although it is possible that the lock solenoid has burned out, a jam in the mechanism around the lock solenoid is more likely.
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Hello. Welcome to FixYa.

It sounds like the bushing on the transmission, where the shift cable attaches, is either broken or seized.

What to do:

Go out, open the hood, and have someone move the shift lever. Observe the front of the transmission, on the driver side, where the cable meets the lever on the front of the transmission.

The bushing may be seized or broken.

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  1. Remove the instrument panel cover below the steering column, then remove the steering column shrouds to gain access to the brake transmission shift interlock (BTSI) solenoid. The solenoid is part of the interlock cable assembly.
  2. Disconnect the wire connector from the rear of the BTSI solenoid.
  3. Insert the ignition key and turn it to the ON position.
  4. With the brakes applied, try moving the shifter out of the PARK position.
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Ok ready to stand on your head under the dash?
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