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The transmission will not engage. The problem began with the park position not engaging. Could it be the linkage? Lawrence

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If the car doesn't move then the speedo would not move, right? or do u mean something else? yours trans has failed or the trans digital range selector switch is bad, have a scanner put on the system and see if any trouble codes are present.

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