Why is my gear shifter locked .my car is started but will not shift into gear?

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You either need a new transmission or a new clutch.

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the detents could be broken or clutch drag.(i only know these two answers.)

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If your gear shift is locked into park, but the car stars and won't go into reverse, try unlocking the steering wheel. Turn the wheel back and forth to see if it remedies the problem.

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Why wont my 1984 Chevy S-10 automatic that will start up but not go into gear what is wrong?

The shift cable runs under the drivers side carpet. After many years of moisture and corrosion the cable seizes up and you can't move the shift into gear or it moves with great difficulty.

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The year, make and model info would help.

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Why does the clutch on a 1988 GMC Jimmy leak fluid but will not shift into gear?

It wont shift because its leaking fluid.

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Why would a 1994 Lincoln Town Car shift into reverse but not into any of the other gears?

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Why does my car shift hard into 2nd gear?

Why Does My Transmission Jerk When Shifting Gears? If your transmission shifts too quickly into a gear it will make your car “jerk” or accelerate too quickly on that shift.The most common cause of hard shifts is a low fluid level, so check your fluid level and add BlueDevil Transmission Sealer i...

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Why is the gear shift locked?

A less common cause for a shifter being stuck in park is a badly worn or faulty ignition switch.The shift interlock mechanism will remain in the locked position until the interlock solenoid receives a signal from the ignition switch indicating that it is in the "ON" position.

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Why your car starts but will not go forward or backwards on gear change?

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Car will shift but not move?

It sounds like you are having problems with the transmission's valve body or your brakes are locked up.This problem is common on Chevy 350 turbo transmissions. Inside of the transmissions oil pan there is a valve near the edge of the case that has a S-shaped linkage. This S-shaped linkage can sli...

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Why does my car not go into gear?

The first culprit to suspect when your vehicle refuses to go into gear is low transmission fluid.Perhaps your fluid is leaking or low, and that may cause your car problems having a smooth gear transmission.You should be looking out for the level, smell and color of the fluid.If little, try adding...

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Why will a 92 caprice not shift from 2nd gear?

think about it, the car is 19 years old, and the gears are probably stuck, need grease, replacement, adjusting, or even all of the above. go to a garage, have it looked at.

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There's a small sensor on the transmission that the size of a spark plug.It's on the driver side of the transmission near the shift linkage

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Why is my car cranking but not starting?

If there's a spark when the engine is cranked, it has ignition.The problem is either fuel or compression.Use your AutoTap Express DIY to look for an RPM signal from the Crankshaft Position sensor while cranking the engine.A bad Crankshaft Position sensor is a common cause of no starts.

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Why is my car turning but not starting?

If a vehicle "turns over" but won't start, there is probably NOTHING WRONG with your starter, battery, or alternator.Cars that won't start when the engine is turned over by the starter usually have either a fuel supply problem or a no spark problem.A broken timing belt or chain can also stop your...

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Car will start and go in gear but will not move?

Could be,Transmission failure,Parking brake stuck (frozen brake cables),

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What has happened when a car will start but can't be put in to gear?

Transmission or linkage. If it's an auto, look under and see if it is actually in gear with a helper to hold the brake. If selector not moving trans selector, linkage needs adjustment. if in gear-check fluid. If manual, check clutch surface material.

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Engine cranks but will not start why?

An engine which cranks but will not start is not receiving enough fuel or has no spark. A clogged fuel filter or bad spark plugs often cause this problem.

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Will not shift from first gear?

Make sure you push in the clutch.

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Why does my transmission not shift into overdrive?

If the transmission is shifting fine but will not go into overdrive, then it may have a solenoid failure or a pressure problem.A bad brake light switch can also cause this.If any of the previous issues mentioned are no the cause, then the transmission would need to be diagnosed.

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1991 geo tracker automatic transmission will not shift into 4th gear?

It's a 3 speed transmission. Standard Trannys were 5 speed, but autos only have 3.

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Your car goes into gear but does not drive?

if its rear wheel drive then check differential and if it is a front wheel drive car or diferential is fine then a gear in the trannsmission is sheered

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Why does my car start but when you give it gas it will not move?

Take your foot off the gas and apply it to the break. Then shift from park to either reverse or drive. That usually works.

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Why will my shift lever move but the transmission wont go in gear if you shift it real hard it might go in gear?

The year, make and model vehicle would help but in some vehicles the shift cable runs under the drivers side carpet and gets damaged from constant moisture resulting in a sticky, binding shift lever.

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Why does my key fob lock but not unlock?

If it unlocks the door, the problem may be a weak battery in the key fob, or a problem in the keyless entry antenna or wiring.The key fob itself could be defective or have a bad unlock button.Try the lock button, trunk release button or panic button.If the other buttons work, the problem is a bad...

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Why does a Nissan Stanza Auto gear shift move normally but car does not go into any gears you can see the shaft slide into the transmission but car always acts as if it were in park or neutral?

If I remeber corectly the shifter shaft in the Transmision rotates, not go in and out.But regardless of that this transmision has a serious internal problem.It could be as easy as the linkage inside the transmision has fallen apart or the whole inside of the Transmision is ruined.BUT FIRST: Check...

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Why does shifter not shift out of park in a 1997 Honda Accord unless you insert key in shifter lock recess?

This is to prevent the car from going into gear when it is not meant to. You must have the key in the on position before you can move the vehicle out of park.

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My 1999 S-10 does not want to shift into second gear its an automatic?

There are several causes that an automatic transmission will not want to shift into second gear. The two most common causes are transmission pump issues and trouble with the vacuum modulator.

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Why is my car not shifting properly?

Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid into the valve body to engage the correct gear.When this is faulty or not working properly, this can cause a delay in gear shifting or in some cases cause the car to not sh...

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Why is it hard to shift into gear?

A car that refuses to shift or go into gear easily is trying to tell you something is wrong and in most cases the culprit is the clutch or transmission.Transmissions are very complicated and have many moving parts, ignoring a hard to shift issue can quickly spiral into a very expensive transmissi...

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What would cause a 1996 Ford Escort LX manual to not start while in gear but not go into gear after the car has been started?

The first half i can answer, the car wont start due to a thing called a neutral safety switch, car will not start unless it is in neutral or park, this is done as a safety feature so the car wont leap ahead or reverse when startedThe switch you are looking for is down behind the clutch petal and ...

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Why is my car not locking?

Remote car door lock problems can also be due to a variety of issues.Five of the most common reasons for a car door lock not working properly are a dead battery in the key fob, bad programming in the fob, a blown fuse, a bad solenoid or a broken wire.There are also a number of reasons that your c...

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Why does my car start but not stay running?

This issue could be caused by an insufficient amount of fuel reaching the combustion chamber.For fuel issues, start by checking the fuel pressure.With too much air in the engine after the MAF sensor, the engine runs so lean it can't properly combust the fuel air mixture, and it stops operation.

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Why is my truck cranking but not starting?

If there's a spark when the engine is cranked, it has ignition.The problem is either fuel or compression.If the belt is okay, the problem is no fuel.Listen for the electric fuel pump in the fuel tank to make a buzzing noise when the ignition is turned on (you may have to open the gas cap to hear ...

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Why would a car go into reverse but not forward gears?

Probably damaged or worn clutches in the transmission. If it's making strange noises when you try to go, it could also be the differential.

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Why will my car go forward but not reverse?

The car will reverse but not go forward because of worn out solenoids, clutches, or gears.Transmission is likely to be the root cause.Transmission Fluid – Low level of fluid is a potential reason for making the car moving to reverse only.Check the level when the engine is hot and the vehicle runs...

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5spd metro starts but will not move the engine idles and revs but when in gear it will not move the funny thing is that you can fully depress the clutch in gear and the car will not die?

Nothing funny here....bad clutch disc.

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Why is it hard to shift gears in my car?

A car that refuses to shift or go into gear easily is trying to tell you something is wrong and in most cases the culprit is the clutch or transmission.Transmissions are very complicated and have many moving parts, ignoring a hard to shift issue can quickly spiral into a very expensive transmissi...

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What would cause my car to not shift gears?

Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid into the valve body to engage the correct gear.When this is faulty or not working properly, this can cause a delay in gear shifting or in some cases cause the car to not sh...

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Car starts but will not keep running?

it cud b a number of things but keep these in mind when diagnosing a gasoline engine. in order to run it needs air, fuel, spark, and compression. start there.

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Why is Car reving and not going into gear?

Fault with the clutch probably.

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Why is my car not changing gears?

Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid into the valve body to engage the correct gear.When this is faulty or not working properly, this can cause a delay in gear shifting or in some cases cause the car to not sh...

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Why does my 2002 chev S-10 turns over but will not start?

2002 chev S-10 will turn over but not start.

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My 1996Yamaha xt250 starts but it wont click into gear there's just nothing there?

Maybe you should burn your car?

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92 silhouette 3800 4t60e trans won't shift into first gear starts out in second gear?

I've got the same problem. Finally found something that makes sense. The 4T60E tranny does not shift manually to first. So there is no way shift into 1st by moving a lever on the outside of the tranny. Check all your connections for any damage or cracking first. There is a pair of solenoids that ...

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Will being low on clutch fluid cause my gears not to shift?

If the clutch fluid reservoir is just low, no. If the clutch fluid reservoir is empty, yes.

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Can shift gears but car wont move?

Your engine seems to be operating correctly and when you step on the gas pedal or try to shift into gear your transmission does not react.Or, Your car will not move in either reverse or forward.Possible Cause: Automatic: Check transmission fluid levels.

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Automatic transmission will not shift out of second gear?

First check the transmission linkage and make sure it is actually clicking into gears. If not, it may need to be re-adjusted. Next, your transmission may be in "limp http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Transmission_won't_shift_out_of_2nd_gear# mode" which is popular with those transmissions. There are 2 s...

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Why will my 2001 Honda Prelude not go into reverse?

Hey. I hate to give you or anyone with the same problem any bad news. But I have a 2000 prelude type sh. It want go in reverse check the cables under the car or take it to a transmission shop it could be that. But my cable was fine and it turned out to be my transmission. Hope this helps

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Why wont your car shift into gear when the car is on?

You probably have clutch issues. With the engine, and the E brake off, puthe car in 1st gear. Have some one rock it, or try to push it. While they are doing this, push the clutch to the floor. Doing this should istantly free the car up, to roll. If not, try adjusting the clutch. This is all assum...

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Your 1997 Ford Aspire automatic will not shift into its last gear manually shifting does not do anything either any suggestions?

If a vehicle, manual or automatic, does not shift into a certain gear, there may be a problem with that gear. Gears get worn and need replacing in a vehicle's lifetime.

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Why is the shift stick not going onto parking gear?

you must apply the brake fully to put your vehicle in park

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Why are my gears hard to shift?

The most common cause of hard shifts is a low fluid level, so check your fluid level and add BlueDevil Transmission Sealer if it is low.Jerky shifts can also be caused by excessive line pressure due to a clog or malfunctioning shift solenoid.

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Plymouth Voyager transmission will not shift into third?

On my 1990 Voyager, the transmission has a "safe," or "limp" mode. If something is wrong with the trans, it will not shift out of second gear. This is supposedly to allow you to drive to the repair shop at a reduced speed.

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Why would a car start but not go when put in gear?

My guess would be a broken transmission.

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Why will a 1989 Chrysler New Yorker not shift into reverse?

Shift cable adjustment, low fluid, internal transmission failure.

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Why does my car jerk when I shift gears automatic?

Automatic transmissions that shift hard, jerk or shake during a shift change may mean your transmission fluid needs changed or fluid level is low.In manual transmission vehicles, abnormal gear shifts could indicate damaged gear synchros, worn clutches or other, more severe issues.

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What causes gear shift to lock up?

The most common cause is the brake/shift interlock, discussed in the next section.Another cause is too much force applied by the park gear.Parking on an incline may cause our shifter to stick in the park position.If we release our brakes, after we shift into park position, the vehicle may roll.

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Why is my door not locking?

Door locking problems almost always originate in the door latch, not the locking mechanism.The striker fails to penetrate into the door jamb because the door or the door jamb has become warped, or the screws have loosened and the plate has moved.Shut the door and try to lock it.If it won't lock o...

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Why is my gear shift stuck in park?

Another reason the automatic gear shift stuck in park could be a problem with the brake switch.If the brake light is not on when you push on the brake, the switch might be the source of trouble.Make sure that it is plugged in and functioning.There is a connection between the switch and the shift ...

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If i am having problems sticking in my shifter into first gear and in reverse on a standard shift what might be the problem?

the clutch adjustment.if its not hydaulic.

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My car starts shaking pretty bad while trying to shift gears with auto trans at about 50mph but doesnt do it everytime it shifts?

The cars torque convertor maybe failing or slipping. Have a nechanic test your transmission. Have your sterring checked as well. Another option to have tyre balanced.

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Why is my car not jump starting?

Alternator: If your battery still won't start even after a jump, the alternator could be the culprit.Starter: Sometimes the problem isn't your battery at all.The starter gets your engine going with energy from the battery.When your starter stops working, it can't send the energy the engine needs ...

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Engine turn over but will not start?

Engine needs fuel, compression and spark. You are missing one or more of those.

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Why is my camaro not starting but sound like its about to start but just dies off?

Probably a dead battery.

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Car will turnover but not start how do you fix?

It's not a good Idea to check for sparks on a car with computerized engines.

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What if your car start but will not restart?

Maybe the car is getting too much fuel to the chamber and is drowning out the spark plugs because of some fuel or ignition problems.

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What happens when car has trouble shifting into gear?

best case senario, low trans fluid. worse case senario bad transmission.

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What if your 1999 Toyota Camry will not start it turns but will not start?

3 things every car needs to start. 1. Spark (electrical) - Make sure that your electrical system is operating properly. 2. Fuel - Ensure that the right amount of fuel is being delivered. (check your fuel pump, and fuel filter) 3. Air - If the engine is getting too much air, or not enough it will ...

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How come your car goes in to reverse but you can not get the shifter in drive?

This could mean that your shiftier linkage has bent somehow. You need to replace the linkage as bending it back will only result in having a weakened part. If may also mean that your fluid level is low in the transmission and it won't shift into a specific gear. Add fluid as necessary.

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While driving car it lost all gears Pulled over it idled fine but will not shift into any gears got it back from having a new water pump main belt broke and damaged the crank position sensor on the WA?

Check Crank Position Sensor. Is it still connected? Was it improperly installed, came loose and is now damaged (again)? Could be cam sensor. Dumping ECM codes will tell you. Engine could be running in Emergency Run Mode which is about 400 RPM ONLY (so you have the ability to move vehicle if it is...

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Why does a car sounds like it wants to start but will not turn over?

This is a murder mystery - Right? This is totally no comprendo. You are missing some or all of the clues and of the critical elements. 1 Is the starter running and nothing happening? Send more info please.Q:I'm having a similar problem with my Hyundai it sounds as if the starter and alternator ar...

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Why does gear lock up in neutral and won't go into first gear?

Check your clutch fluid level or your automatic transmission fluid level.

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1967 mustang wont shift into 3rd gear?

you might want to check the linkage on the tranny, or have the bands tightend

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Could the muffler be the reason why a car will not shift gears going up a ramp?

i wouldn't think so ....it shouldn't affect the gears ...5spd get your clutch looked at

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Why will a car turn over but not start in your volvo97 850?

Assuming there is fuel and spark to the proper components, then check the timing belt for slipping or broken. Remove the oil fill cap, and have someone crank the engine while you look at the camshaft. The camshaft should turn, if not, most likely the timing belt is defective.

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Why would everything be powered but the car will not start?

Ignition or ignition switch could be bad or the selanoid could have went out

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What is the button on my gear shifter?

What is the button called that is next to an automatic gear shifter? Not the button you need to press to switch gears, the little button next to the shifter.It will shift into a lower gear if you press the pedal harder so that way you have a lower gear ratio and the engine can accelerate the car ...

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Why would a 1992 grand am motor not run good and go dead when you shift into gear?

i would think you have a bearing issue in your engine. lack of oil one time(engine bearing gone bad) or major vacuum leak(hesitates and computer feeds or subtracts fuel to the injectors to control the 14.7:1 air fuel ratio. i had a similar issue with my 1993 Chevy Caprice with a spun main bearing...

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Why will your truck start in dry weather but not when it is moist weather?

it won't because there is too much moisture making your engine become clogged. Also in the winter it may start to freeze. Why would you wish to know this fact?I have a truck that did the same thing, would not start if it rained or any moisture, but if it was dry it would start everytime. I change...

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Why does my 1994 Chevy suburban 1500 transmission not go into any gear?

Could be,Low on ATF.Front pump is shot.Linkage is disconnected.Blown rear end.

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Why is the car not shifting gears as quick as it used too?

Your car may need an oil change, tuneup, better fuel (premium, or transmission, also your car may need a fluids check

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Why is my Saab 9-5 sedan gear shifter stuck in park?

First check for a blown fuse.I would suggest that your Saab 9-5 gearbox is broken.

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Why does my engine not shift?

The engine doesn't shift.

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1994 sunbird automatic does not shift into gear until you get up to 45 miles?

It sounds like you need to add transmissino fluid. It could also be a vacuum line that has come loose from the transmission.

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What is gear shifters?

the stickshift in the car, either on the steering wheel or on the floor

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Could low transmission fluid cause the transmission not to shift into the highest gear in overdrive?

It could however it is doubtfull. If the transmission fluid were dangerously low, the vehicle would also exhibit other driveability problems such as slipping. You can check your transmisison fluid by starting the vehicle and cheking the level on the transmission dipstick in the engine compartment...

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Sudden loss of power and acceleration as well as not shifting into higher gears?

I had an intermittent problem like this with an 2004 Optima EX V6. I changed out the fuel pump and it seems to have corrected the problem, but being intermittent, only time will tell.

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When your 1999 vw passat is shifted into drive and you am accelerating the engine revs but it is not moving After rolling a couple hundred feet the gears seem to engage and the car finally will move?

ALWAYS CHECK THE MOST OBLIVIOUS FIRST, THE AUTOMATIC TRANS FLUID, THE LINKAGE AND DOES IT GO INTO OTHER GEARS?

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Car will only go into 3rd gear?

I was driving and theonly gear I could get was third no other gears would engage, whats wrong it was really scarry as I had to creoss a very busy road to get home help

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Why is my car running hot but not overheating?

Thermostat: Another possible issue could be a problem with the thermostat.A vehicle's thermostat is responsible for regulating the amount of coolant flowing through the engine.A broken or malfunctioning one can easily cause your car to overheat.If your vehicle has low oil, it might be causing you...

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Why is my car leaking antifreeze but not overheating?

Blown Head Gasket If a head gasket fails it may cause a serious coolant leak and overheating or may be a small leak that is hard to detect.Worse yet the coolant may try to mix with your engine oil.If this happens you'll likely lose all compression and make it so you cannot drive your car.

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Why is my car smoking but not overheating?

The Oil Filler Cap White smoke coming from hood of car not overheating is a common issue in older engines.Older engines produce more hot spots, which make the car smoking under hood but not overheating.Worn out piston rings and clogged PCV tube or valve are the culprits that cause this smoking i...

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How do I make my car crank but not start?

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Why is my car losing coolant but not overheating?

The head gasket seals the engine block and cylinder heads.If a head gasket fails it may cause a serious coolant leak and overheating or may be a small leak that is hard to detect.Worse yet the coolant may try to mix with your engine oil.Solution: The solution for a blown head gasket is to replace...

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Why wont my car start but battery is good?

When an Engine Won't Crank, But the Lights and Radio Work The most likely culprits are a blown fuse or fusible link, bad starter, bad ignition switch, or a dead car battery.The easiest one to rule out is the battery, which is why it's a good place to start.

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Car will not start with key switch but will start if you cross the selinoid is the key switch bad?

Check the neutral safety switch,it is located on the transmission or on the steering column ,under the dash.

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My 1990 Nissan maxima will not shift out of first and will not go into reverse plus the fluid looks like milk?

The transmission fluid cooled by routing it through the radiator. The fluid probably is a milky color because the radiator had failed internally allowing the coolant and transmission fluid to mix. Check the coolant and if looks milky change the radiator, coolant, and transmission fluid.

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