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When the car is in drive it does not move,it

I just had the timing belt fixed and the car starts but when you put the car is in drive it does not move,it reeves like its in park pressing on the gas! Can it be the transmission? btw i never had a problem with the tranny at all !!!

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While I would not rule out lack of AFT or something, it occurs to me that if there is a speed sensor in the timing belt housing, that it may have been damaged or disconnected, and the transmission then may think the engine is not turning.
But I don't have any actual Mercury experience, so only guessing.

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