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I have a 94 Pontiac Grand Prix and when I try to shift out of park into reverse or drive the shifter is really tight which is not usual for my car! Does anyone have any ideas?

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Shifter more likely worn out when it start getting tight.

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What you need to do is have your linkage checked....on my 98 Grand Am the bolts holding my linkage in place came loose...and one accualy fell out...would not let me shift....I bolted the linkage back down and everything was ok....

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it is probably a problem with the ignition switch.

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You probably broke the cable.

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The problem that I could see is the transmission/shift solenoid. The solenoid thing is located inside the transmission. The repair should run $200-$250 or there abouts. If you don't fix it quickly though, you will wreck the transmission and you don't want to know how much that costs!

You may also contact the manufacturer for second opinion.

Hope this helps and have a great evening!

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Also not coming to a complete stop before changing gears will cause that as well.

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