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My 1995 Cadillac Deville has the gear indicator fault warning light is on and I can not shift my car from neutral to reverse and park. I turn the car off and now I can not start it in neutral. What can I do to start my car. It is an automatic.

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The transmission has suffered a big fault - the protection activated so you can't put it in drive and do even more damage. When despite the warning you tried that the defect extended to the engine's ECM which has now gone in protected mode also so the engine has stopped working.
There is nothing you can do, a fault that big can be fixed only at a repair shop - the transmission must be taken out of the car and dismantled to fix it. And i must tell you, it will be very expensive.

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

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