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Auto shifter is not wanting to go in gear. it work sometimes and car runs fine ..seems like something w shifter not tranny help please

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It could also be an issue with bent linkage between the shifter and transmission itself. That can result from striking an object; and in the case of rear wheel drive vehicles (non-transverse mounted engines) a broken motor mount.

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Most automatic vehicles need to see a signal from the brake light switch to allow the shifter out of park. This signal releases a lock that allows the shifter to move. It could be the fuse, brake light switch, shift lock mechanism or a wiring issue. Do the brake lights work? If they don't good chance it's the switch. Your vehicle may have a manual release for the shifter so u can drive till it gets fixed. If u tell me year make and model I can check for u.

Posted on Apr 04, 2015

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    jami rice Apr 04, 2015

    it is a 99 VW Passat

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    jami rice Apr 04, 2015

    the shifter will move but it wont connect into the gears sometimes and sometimes it will connect into the gears and when it does the car drives fine it is a Volkswagen 99 Passat

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Could be. But the year make and model will help us hep you better.

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    it is a 99 VW Passat

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