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Car will not shift into reverse, where is the manual override switch and how do I check it?

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You should always engage the handbrake before parking but if you are like me and don't the transmission locks up. You can try having someone rock the car or push it ( not good for the transmission ). You can jack up one of the back tires ( being careful of the others ) when the wheel is mobile it will free up the transmission ( this DOES work ). Or it could be the shifter alignment cable this sometimes becomes stretched and needs replacement. There is also a clip on it that can become jammed. If you know someone who does well with cars have them take a look for you. My dealer wanted to soak me for $1800 not including tow of over $200. Hope these suggestions work for you

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