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My gear aotomatically shifts to neutral when in motion

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You have not told us if it is a manual or automatic transmission.
But in both cases, the linkage being out of adjustment is the most likely cause.
In both cases, it is also a good idea to check fluid level.

If it is an automatic and the problem is not the linkage or fluid, then it could also be a simple electrical problem. But if not, a rebuild or salvage replacement would seem likely. Costs from $600 - $1500.

But fluid level is harder to check on a manual with the plug on the side of the transaxle.
If this is a manual and it still pops out even if you try to hold it in gear, then it is serious and requires the transaxle to be rebuilt or a salvage one installed. Costs should be about $500 - $700.

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