95 automatic stuck in Drive, won't start

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Old 04 Sep 2006, 03:40 pm   #1 (permalink)
Leveillee
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Default 95 automatic stuck in Drive, won't start

My daughter's 95 automatic V6 Camry is stuck in Drive. She ran over a curb,
then she started having problems. She could not shift the car into reverse.
She figured something was seriously wrong, so she drove it back home. I
tried to start it but it won't because the transmission thinks it is still
in Drive. I can press the shift lock override and then move the shifter,
but the display still says the car is in Drive, so it won't start. Should I
push this car to my mechanic or is there something I can try?

Thanks,
Chuck


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Old 04 Sep 2006, 04:13 pm   #2 (permalink)
Art
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Default Re: 95 automatic stuck in Drive, won't start

Check your manual. On some cars there are emergency instructions should the
auto shifter intelock screw up. Usually it involves removing the console
trim below the shifting and manipulating a cable. I don't know the
specifics of your car but it is worth a check of your owners manual.


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> My daughter's 95 automatic V6 Camry is stuck in Drive. She ran over a
> curb,
> then she started having problems. She could not shift the car into
> reverse.
> She figured something was seriously wrong, so she drove it back home. I
> tried to start it but it won't because the transmission thinks it is still
> in Drive. I can press the shift lock override and then move the shifter,
> but the display still says the car is in Drive, so it won't start. Should
> I
> push this car to my mechanic or is there something I can try?
>
> Thanks,
> Chuck
>
>



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Old 05 Sep 2006, 12:38 pm   #3 (permalink)
Daniel
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Default Re: 95 automatic stuck in Drive, won't start

Leveillee wrote:
> My daughter's 95 automatic V6 Camry is stuck in Drive. She ran over a curb,
> then she started having problems. She could not shift the car into reverse.
> She figured something was seriously wrong, so she drove it back home. I
> tried to start it but it won't because the transmission thinks it is still
> in Drive. I can press the shift lock override and then move the shifter,
> but the display still says the car is in Drive, so it won't start. Should I
> push this car to my mechanic or is there something I can try?

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Have a look at the shift lever on the transaxle. The shift cable moves
a small lever, and if she hit the curb in a way that bent the lever in,
it may not be free to move.

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Old 05 Sep 2006, 11:41 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: 95 automatic stuck in Drive, won't start

if it is still indicating it is in drive, then something is wrong with
the shifter cable and/or the neutral switch which is mounted on the
transmission where the shift linkage attaches to the manual shift
shaft. Hitting the curb may have damaged that somehow by jamming
something else against it or jarred it loose maybe. Remove the battery
and its tray to have a look at it below.

davemc

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