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1971 olds 442 th-400 gear selector stuck in drive. what could be the problem?

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Your description makes me remember an old Austin Metropolitan I had once. The gear linkage was crude and it was possible sometimes to engage two gears at once resulting in a lock-up and a stalled engine. It never happened while driving at speed.

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