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Automatic transmission linkage problem

The transmission worked perfectly well until yesterday.  The shifter is in the park position but the transmission is in drive.  You can start the car but if you remove your foot from the brake pedal the car wants to move forward. Now I am headlong into the driveway and I cannot move the shifter out of the park position.

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You need to raise the hood and shift it manually into park and then tighten the bolt for the linkage.sounds like it may have vibrated loose.the linkage will be on top of the transmission

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