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I placed it in out to open our gate....then got in and applyed the brake and dropped the gear stick to drive (it felt loose) I knew something was was all the way down and it read N (nutral) so I put the gear stick in P (park) and the gear never changed - it stayed in N (nutral). Now the gear stick wont move at all - its locked in the park position but the truck is in nutral. ???

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