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Car wont move.

2005 Mercury Sable wont move in any gear including reverse however park holds and car will move freely in any gear with assistance. Could there be a
simple solution or is the transmission toast.

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  • patriciahayw Nov 09, 2008

    I have a 2005 mercury sable with about 96000 miles. I was driving when it stopped moving. I stopped the car and then pressed the gas and it would not move. I hear a sound like air is exscaping when I put it in gear.

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Could be that your linkage is broken and just looks like it is shifting or a bad tranny module or tranny but i would look at the linkage and see if it is hooked up to the tranny.

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