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1998 honda crv stuck in park

My sons 1998 honda crv has been parked for several months while hes away at school. Now we cant get the car to shift out if park unless we insert the key in the key slot on top of the steering column. if we do that we can shift it to neutral than start the car and put it in drive. while running the car can be shifted from drive to reverse and back to drive with no problem but as soon as you stop the care and shut it off you cannot get it out of park again.

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SOURCE: Honda Accord Lx won't shift into park or reverse

it should be the shift cable that doesnt let u put it in park

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Car stops moving in reverse gear

Sounds like the car is just slipping out of gear. Keep your hand on the shifter when you back up next time. See if you can feel the shifter move when the car comes out of gear. If the shifter moves up when it happens keep pressure on the shifter holding it back like you dont want it to move forward. And of course if the shifter moves back when it comes out of gear, put forward pressure on the shifter so it doesnt slip out. This might work for now but but i know i wouldnt want to spen 700 for that ****. Let me know how it goes.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: the column shifter is stuck in reverse

i have a 2001 escape xlt this happened to me and it was the clip on the transmission linkage that was broken...pretty cheap to fix

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: car will not shift into gear

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.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Everytime I put my car i park it goes into reverse.

Ive been having the same problem with my Ford Taurus, its probably the parking gear is broken

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