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Driving along in D and when coming to a full stop, trans shifts by itself into N. To take off I need to move the lever to D again. What would cause that.

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Perhaps a mechanic with a lift could get under there and find the problem with linkage for you

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must be and automatic trans
so do all shifted selections fail. on the gear shift lever.
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and PRNDL.
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yet another poster that never heard of or seen a stick shifted car.
gee, is it auto or stick
in both cases the cable most move at both ends.
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have friend shift and you watch at the lever on side of the transaxle,
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why ask the blind for help.?????
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but your post lack any facts. but died.

if car is AT (auto) check levels? for trans.
check linkage, yet.
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a stick shift clutch can fail and slip 100%
so , we can not guess what car you are driving
and asking for help when even you dont know that.
is over the top.

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