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Nissan Altima shifter moves but car won't move in any gear

2003 Nissan Altima about 100,000 miles

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Are you shore its going into gear and not just moving the gear stick you will need to check this first. if its just moving and lose its come off its shifter and you will need to jack up the side of the care to get to it to put it back on . the locking bolt may need to be replaced as they have been known to fall out...

Posted on Mar 24, 2014

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  • Pamela
    Pamela Mar 24, 2014

    Thank you. It is definitely changing gears, but just won't move.

  •  Russ Hill
    Russ Hill Mar 26, 2014

    is the clutch engaging and dis in gaging. with engine running (not in gear) push the clutch in and out the revs should go up and down a bit or changing in engine sound. have you had any winning sounds coming from gearbox or anything ells ?

  •  Russ Hill
    Russ Hill Mar 26, 2014

    auto box type do the indicators on the gear shift light up in drive or reverse ?

  •  Russ Hill
    Russ Hill Mar 26, 2014

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szx2nFSb... is this the problem you are having.

  •  Russ Hill
    Russ Hill Mar 26, 2014

    The park/neutral position (PNP) switch includes a transmission range switch. The transmission range switch detects the selector lever position when the shift lever is in the N or P shift position and sends a signal to the Transmission Control Module (TCM). think this will be your problem as it has been mentioned on a number of web sites. this only affects auto box type

  • Pamela
    Pamela Mar 26, 2014

    Yes, the car will not move in any gear, Drive, reverse, 1,2, or 3... I haven't had it looked at yet but my mechanic said that based on what I told him, the trans is bad and needs to be replaced...I'm not sure. He told me to turn the motor on & see if the car would roll in Park. He said if it didn't roll, its a bad transmission. Of course it didn't roll.

  •  Russ Hill
    Russ Hill Mar 26, 2014

    well of course they don't... would check this switch out though there is a lot of them saying that there problems are due to this switch. does not make the engine light come on as thinks its in park all the time no matter what you select.

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I had the same problem after my car went into a transmission shop for some service. This might be the solution, it was with my car. Check the transmission shift cable. When mine finally failed, it was filled with rust.
You may be able to simply lubricate it somehow with something like WD40, but I'm not sure if it would work. If all else fails, you can have the shift cable replaced, which is what I had to do with my car after driving it for 2 years with that problem. By then I had worn out and warped the shifter and had to replace that too, as well as drive it around for a week without being able to get the transmission into park.
Good luck! If you have to take it to a shop, just tell them that your shift cable is going bad and you want them to make sure.

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If it ios not the switch above the pedal, the solenoid below the shifter may have failed. There are 5 screws holding down the center console. Open the console to see some of the screws. Others may be hiding under an ash tray or door.
You don't have to take the console out completely as long as you can pull it up enough to see the solenoid that locks the shifter.

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The end of the shift cable has broken, there is a plastic ring at the transmission end of the cable that breaks. You will need to have it towed to the mechanic.

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