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Gear shift broken

Saturn gear shifter will move but not sit in gear to move it. is stuck in drive.so now car won't crank. just got all around brakes done yesterday!

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Does your gear shifter have a button it might be worn out. take it off and push it that way. or your trans is oning bad. did you try steping on the brake and trying to move it.

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