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Car will not shift into gear...car starts ans steering wheel turns and foot is on brake....shift lock it off...thnx

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Could be a tranny problem, or a linkage problem. Like I tell everyone, if you have a friend who is mechanically inclined ask him to check it out. Often mechanic shops will lie about the problem and say its something worse to rake in more cash for the repair. good luck!

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