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My 1994 chevy 1500 wont go into gear, i can move the shift lever around but it acts like its in park. it happend this morning, i backed out of my parking spot then shifted into park for a second, after that it wont move. i checked the fuids, infact i just had it inspected yesterday and had all the fluids replaced. any ideas?

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  • aaron879 Jul 17, 2009

    Thanks for the tip Roberz00, i checked the cable and it seems fine. i started the truck after and was able to drive it about 3 blocks untill it seemed as if it poped into neutral, and none of the gears would work. i turned off the truck for a few minutes and after starting again i was able to get the truck back home but had to give it tons of gas probably had it around 4/5k rpm just to get it to go about 5mph. the truck has 85,000 miles on it.

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Soounds like the shop that did the work did not install the shift cable back onto the transmission fullky and it popped off. Look under the truck, drivers side, and you may see a cable dangling. If so that needs to be reconnected to the post on the transmission shift selector on the transmission.it should pop on with a solid push.

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  • Rob Bruce Jul 17, 2009

    well now the only other things I can think of would fluid type and amount. If the amount is low it wouold cause the truck to not want to go. AS for fluid type its al almost universal per se, but there are some vehicles that require a specific type. Im sorry I couldnt be of more assistance to you and best of luck.

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