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I have a 2004 gmc envoy. It starts up normal it goes into all gears. Except it won't move it just rolls backwards like if its neutral. What could be the issue?

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I'm not sure if yours is 4WD or just Rear wheel drive, but get someone to look underneath (from a safe place!!) to see if the driveshaft is turning while you're trying to drive. If it is, then I'd suspect your rear axle, if not, then see if the 4WD / ratio selector lever is in the neutral position between gears.

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Hi it could be a number of problems, if its automatic it could be low fluid or blocked filter. Faulty selector or damaged cable. If its manuel the clutch could be gone or a broken drive shaft.

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SOURCE: battery removal on a 2004 GMC Envoy

The battery is on the right side behind the fuse box. You need a metric set to undo the 3 screws. Theres one that attaches to the body, one to the bar that goes along the top, and theres one on the left side below the vacuum hose and air induction. After you've taken out those three, you should lift the whole thing out(battery and shroud) together. It's hard to take the shroud off before you lift the battery out. After that, you have to pry the shoud off the battery. The two terminals in the back make it hard. Then just go to any auto parts store and they'll give you a new one. 

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SOURCE: the gear shift on my 2004 gmc envoy does not move from park.

cheak the brake pedel swich it work a swich in the gear seleter

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SOURCE: 02 envoy will not shift out of paek, transmission is in neutral

If the gearshift indicator says it is in neutral and the vehicle rolls like it is in neutral, and it starts like it is in neutral...it is probably stuck in neutral, not park. Block the wheels and set the parking brake so the vehicle cannot roll over you then crawl under the driver's side and check the shift cable where it attaches to the lever on the side of the transmission. I have seen a few of these come loose due to wear in the shift cable end. You can usually snap it back on there and it will work again for a while, but it will come back off again. You can get a new cable from the dealer. If they have to order it for you, the cable might stay on for a few days while you are waiting for your new cable to arrive.

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SOURCE: The button on our 2004 GMC Envoy gear shift will not depress when

The brake rlease switch for the gearshift might need adjusted-replaced or the shifter itself might need adjusted

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This issue is caused by faulty motors inside your Envoy instrument cluster and can only be repair by taking out the instrument cluster and replacing the motors which requires de-soldering and soldering tools and the correct replacement parts.

I repair Envoy instrument clusters for a very reasonable amount and have a free 12 Year Guarantee on my work, you can see my site at www.DrSpeedometer.com

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