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2006 buick rainier in park, gears slide but do not engage

My car is in park, I tried putting gear in reverse but the gear just slides but it doesn't change gears. No dashboard lights on at all. About an hour before, I turned the car on and felt a jolt, then drove home without problems. When I tried going out again, that's when I could not make it change gears.

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Sounds like a shift cable is broke/detached...

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SOURCE: my 1999 ford taurus wagon (automatic) will not go into gear. it comes out of park, but won't go into drive or reverse...you can just slide the shift on the column...it just slips through without stopp

the same thing is wrong with my ford and they told me it was the trans

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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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