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Car dont takeoff on drive pocition,so i have to go down on 2 shift then shifting manual to drive an keep roning normal.

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If the car move correctly in all other gears you have a bad transmission if the shifter is loose with a column shift replace the column if the shifter is not loose you have to adjust the linkage at the transmission

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