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Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse #424025 Mar 23, 2:56pm Mar 23, 2:56pm
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Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse
okay today started off well, but all of a sudden around the afternoon..i was about to park so i can get a haircut..and i couldn't get the shift to Park. i was like wtf? then i managed to push it into park...then when i tried to start it..it couldn't start..so i used that unlock feature where you press the button to unlock the car from park...then went on my way. i decided to go to Toyota of Glendora and told them what the problem could be.. they said they need the car for a few hours...but i didn't have the time...but they told me its most be a tranny problem.

anyone delt with this type of problem on their auto.

oh btw: when i'm driving on D it says R on the gauge.

is the gearings messed up or something?

i'm planning on taking it to Toyota tomorrow morning.



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Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: Virgilson] #424026 Mar 23, 3:01pm Mar 23, 3:01pm
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My brothers 2000 also had a similar problem. The little silver peice that is suppose to move with the shifter got stuck and they fixed it by getting a new one I think. Not sure why your car wouldnt start up though.


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Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: SLVCELI] #424027 Mar 23, 3:11pm Mar 23, 3:11pm
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Haha, maybe it thought it was a manual tranny and you didn't have the clutch pressed in.


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Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: SLVCELI] #424028 Mar 23, 3:20pm Mar 23, 3:20pm
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Originally Posted by SLVCELI
My brothers 2000 also had a similar problem. The little silver peice that is suppose to move with the shifter got stuck and they fixed it by getting a new one I think. Not sure why your car wouldnt start up though.


yea i think thats it...because i was talking to a guy from Claremont toyota and he was like it might be the neutral switch or clip it probably broke off or something.

Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: Virgilson] #424029 Mar 23, 4:44pm Mar 23, 4:44pm
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You broke your linkage Virgil.

Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: CID498] #424030 Mar 23, 5:15pm Mar 23, 5:15pm
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Originally Posted by CID498
You broke your linkage Virgil.


where is that located???


where is it located? is it bad? how much to fix? ahhh this sucks. frown cry

Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: Virgilson] #424031 Mar 23, 5:39pm Mar 23, 5:39pm
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hey buddy, i ahd this happen with my 01 jeep wrangelr. there was alittle clip under the car that came off. so the linkage wasnt goign right. i would peek ur head under there and see if it came out. i am nto sure where its located on celi but it was under for my jeep.

Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: hombredelassrtas] #424032 Mar 23, 6:14pm Mar 23, 6:14pm
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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
hey buddy, i ahd this happen with my 01 jeep wrangelr. there was alittle clip under the car that came off. so the linkage wasnt goign right. i would peek ur head under there and see if it came out. i am nto sure where its located on celi but it was under for my jeep.


yea i looked in the shifter area..i think i broke something off...

something about neutral switch or shifter linkage.

Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: Virgilson] #424033 Mar 23, 7:56pm Mar 23, 7:56pm
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sounds like the same thing except differnt place wink although with mine we were able to push it back on in the parkinglot. mine unfortunatly woudl only go in reverse, and i couldnt drive home liek that wink

Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: hombredelassrtas] #424034 Mar 24, 9:49am Mar 24, 9:49am
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I had an old dodge that i had to shift at the tranny under the car laughsilly Virgil your linkage is what connects your shifter to the shift lever on the tranny. I would look around where the rods connect to the shifter.


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Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: CID498] #424035 Mar 24, 12:27pm Mar 24, 12:27pm
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Originally Posted by CID498
I had an old dodge that i had to shift at the tranny under the car laughsilly Virgil your linkage is what connects your shifter to the shift lever on the tranny. I would look around where the rods connect to the shifter.


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Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: Virgilson] #424036 Mar 24, 1:36pm Mar 24, 1:36pm
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Good luck getting it fixed man

Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: Virgilson] #424037 Mar 24, 4:24pm Mar 24, 4:24pm
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Originally Posted by Virgilson


oh btw: when i'm driving on D it says R on the gauge.

is the gearings messed up or something?





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i dont know, but it kinda makes sence, cause you know most of the auto cars if theyre not in park they wont turn on. Like when theyre in D or R if you try to turn it on it wont.


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Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: jgmx] #424038 Mar 24, 5:54pm Mar 24, 5:54pm
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Take it to the shop.


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Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: jyboygenius] #424039 Mar 24, 7:06pm Mar 24, 7:06pm
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Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: hombredelassrtas] #424040 Mar 25, 10:44am Mar 25, 10:44am
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came back...bad news...warranty expired March 13th

actual cause: They found that the Transmission Shift Linkage is Stuck

their recommendation is replacing the whole transmission frown

$3,150

this sucks...

i better try AAMCO

Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: Virgilson] #424041 Mar 25, 10:54am Mar 25, 10:54am
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angry Thats a load of horse shit Virgil they just want to rape you for a tranny you dont need plus two days worth of labor. since your out of warraunty take it to a few shops and get second and third opinions. IM or PM me and lemme know what they say and if you need just the linkage parts I can prolly get them for you at cost grin


How many miles you have on the car? Don't you have 6 year or 60,000 miles drivetrain warraunty?


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Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: CID498] #424042 Mar 25, 11:10am Mar 25, 11:10am
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i have close to 160,000 miles on my car...(bought it with 115,000 of 2003)

my parents bought extended 2 year warranty for it...but it expired just 2 weeks ago.


i will give a few places calls.

Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: Virgilson] #424043 Mar 25, 11:19am Mar 25, 11:19am
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sux virgil...u and me both have tranny probs in one months..good luck.. i got lucky and warranty covered me. thumbsup

Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: Virgilson] #424044 Mar 25, 5:12pm Mar 25, 5:12pm
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Originally Posted by Virgilson
i have close to 160,000 miles on my car...(bought it with 115,000 of 2003)

my parents bought extended 2 year warranty for it...but it expired just 2 weeks ago.


i will give a few places calls.
You bought a 2003 Celica with 115,000 miles on it? Bad move man.

Re: Help...Auto Can't Shift to Park or Reverse [Re: xmangt1] #424045 Mar 25, 11:37pm Mar 25, 11:37pm
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Originally Posted by xmangt1
Originally Posted by Virgilson
i have close to 160,000 miles on my car...(bought it with 115,000 of 2003)

my parents bought extended 2 year warranty for it...but it expired just 2 weeks ago.


i will give a few places calls.
You bought a 2003 Celica with 115,000 miles on it? Bad move man.


yea i know...i was young...live and learn i guess


i am going to set a Appt. at AAMCO on monday morning and see what they can found out...since they are the TRansmission specialist. also its going to cost me nothing for them to check it. so thats always good.

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