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Is this car automatic? Need to know more info. Whats happening when you try to pull it in gear? Does it go into gear at all?

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Want ****.

Try this. Disconnect the transmission linkage under the hood at the
colum. Now try moving the shift lever,if it functions normaly,check the
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inside the colum. The easiest fix is to get a used colum.
If you have a cable. Disconnect it at the transmission first. if it still won't
shift, disconnect the cable at the colum. If it shifts, replace the cable.
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