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Sometimes I can start the car up immediately. I can at other times put the key in the ignition and get nothing. The latest is that I can only go foward in "R"everse and backwards in "P"ark. It driv

Starts intermittently, it goes forward in reverse and reverses in park.

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    I am a female who cannot accomplish the fix, but I want to know as much as possible when I take it to the shop.



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Your accuator is faulty or solinoid in the trans it self try removing the pan and with chalk the tire and put on the emer. brake and see if you can see the accuator and put on a new filter and new fluid

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