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1996 Dodge Dakota Auto Trans, V6Magnum with 79,000 original miles. With engine running the gear selector was moved into Park after stopping, when vehicle moved involuntarily backwards out of parking space. This occured three times in a row. Had to set Emergency Brake to stop this movement. Returning to truck 5 minutes later, the engine wouldn't start. However, an alarm sounded whilw attempting to start engine. Alarm sounding was stimilar to that of seatbelt alarm. Discovered however, it would start in Neutral". Also, there's no resistance between each gear selector position; it 'slips' too easily thru all gears. You can normally feel it strong resistance at each gear position. This truck is equipped with brake-transmissioin interlock requiring the brake pedal to be pressed in order to move thru the gears. It seems to be working normally.

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