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My car will crank, but will not reverse or drive.

My car will crank, but will not go into drive or reverse it worked just fine one day then it stopped shifting, it does have transmission fluid. what could my problem possibly be?

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Well guess you can't drive it up on ramps as Tony said.
This could be a couple of things going on, it could be a selenoid in your valve body of your trans, bad gov pressure, a clog, if you are not comfortable working on your trans, dropping you pan and pulling your valve body, then take it to a trans shop. About what Tony said a broken shift cable, of it popping loose, that's a good chance to, follow the shift cable down from the shifter to your transmission, you will see if it popped off, then have some shift though your gears to see if your linkage is moving, if it is then cable is good.
One thing you can try, but this is just a temp fix, disconnect your battery for about a min, then hook it back up and see if it works.
When a car goes into Limp mode, what this does is reduce the speed, power and other things, so you can safely drive the car off the road to a safe place.
If you feel comfortable dropping your transmission pan and valve body, let me know and I will try to walk you though things

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The linkage from the gear shift to the tranny is severed. It could be as simple as a cotter pin that had come loos, or a nut & bolt connection that fell off from engine & road vibration. Drive it up on ramps, crawl underneath, then follow the connections from the gear shift to the tranny.

Posted on Mar 19, 2014

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