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I have a 1996 Mercury Gran Marquis sometimes wouldn't go into D-gear. forced me to go to 2 Gear. Few days ago when i put it on PARK gear, it goes into reverse. Do i need a new transmission?

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    Juan Peguero Sep 24, 2015

    I spoke to a local mechanic who's think as you do. Thanks



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Maybe, but not necessarily. Its possible your shift linkage/cable has loosened or stretched. Have a reputable transmission shop check that. (easy for them to do)

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