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Merc. Sable 2005 will not go into any gear except park. Drove to friends came out backed out of driveway when I moved the shifter to D nothing. No reverse either. Could it be position sensor or something more serious?

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If it was ok before then I would suspect the position sensor. Check for loose wiring or connector.

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If the vehcile is V6,then the trans model is the A540E,and if it is the 4 cylinder engine,the trans model is an A140E.Both are 4 speed overdrive transmissions,and sorry to report that on just abot every automatic trans on the road,reverse gear failure is almost always a mechanical problem inside the transmission because there are no shift solenoids involved with reverse as with forward gears.And you did say the forward gears were fine.Good luck.

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SOURCE: Gear shifter sticking (auto) from Park to reverse and vice versa.

you need to have the shifting cable lubricated or replaced.

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Sounds like a linkage/cable to me. Disconnect the linkage at the transmission and move the shift actuator by hand to see if there is the same things happening. Don't try to do this with the engine running unless someone is holding the brake inside the car.

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