Question about 2001 Mazda Tribute
Was in reverse, backing out of my driveway, and when I went to put it in drive, it wouldn't move. So the gear shift is stuck in reverse.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check the shift cable that goes between the shifter and the transmission. If it's damaged internally it will not move properly and the condition you stated will be a symptom. Easiest way to check it is to disconnect the transmission end of cable and see if it moves freely. If not, replace it.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
do the brake lights work? the system has a lock out that keeps you from moving out of park unless the brake circuit is activated, hence no brake lights no park lock out release, if the brk lights do work u most have a stuck or defective park lock out solenoid.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
SOURCE: car will not shift into gear
Sounds like a linkage/cable to me. Disconnect the linkage at the transmission and move the shift actuator by hand to see if there is the same things happening. Don't try to do this with the engine running unless someone is holding the brake inside the car.
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
it maybe whats called torque lock, you put the car in park and didn't apply the brake, and trans. shifter locked maybe try rocking the car and then try to shift,hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
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