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Yes, there is an interlock between the ignition and the shifter, as well as an interlock between the shifter and the brake pedal. Something could have gotten messed up somewhere. There is a procedure to move the shifter, if stepping on the brake and the key system don't allow it. Check your owners guide. Generally there is a small removable plastic cover ...


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With the mileage on the car I'd definitely be looking at worn-out suspension components as the cause. The "Push" test outcome you describe could suggest that the struts/shocks are failing but another are to look at would be the suspension bushes at the front - as these age the rubber gets harder and this can result in the sort of rough ride you are ...


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The two could be related. In the US, the key can't be removed from the ignition unless the car is in Park as a safety requirement and most cars won't let you take it out of park until the key is inserted and turned. This is normally accomplished with a few switches and actuators in the ignition cylinder and the shift mechanism. This could be as simple as ...


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On the shifter, there is the button you push in to put it in gear. Around that button is an outer ring. You can pull that partially out or all the way out. That could fix the issue with key getting stuck. That outer ring has extended tabs which are used to activate the sensor which tells the ignition the car is in park. Therefore it is safe to pull the ...


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I removed the radio from the car and was able to finally determine the satellite control is integrated into the radio unit. On the unit itself is a tag with the ID #. Unfortunately, once all connections were reseated, I still have the same problem.


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Well there was a vacuum leak. Plain and simple logic dictates a drop in fuel efficient performance as the gases are not being recycled as the Evap system would when it's running without leaks at optimal efficiency. The moment you ran the test and fixed it, your problem vanished. Now the theory with the check engine light is accurate in your case as it ...


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questions does the stick move but the gear is stuck or is the gear stuck and the stick cant even go to neutral? what gear was it stuck in before? what gear was shifted from when it was shifted to reverse. was it able to shift through all the other gears without issue and then became stuck when testing reverse? did you adjust the cables properly when letting ...


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