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Mar 23, 2:56pm - #424025 
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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Mar 23, 3:01pm - #424026 
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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Mar 23, 3:11pm - #424027 
Haha, maybe it thought it was a manual tranny and you didn't have the clutch pressed in.


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Virgilson
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Mar 23, 3:20pm - #424028 
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.

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Mar 23, 4:44pm - #424029 
You broke your linkage Virgil.

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Mar 23, 5:15pm - #424030 
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

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Mar 23, 5:39pm - #424031 
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.

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Mar 23, 6:14pm - #424032 
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.

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Mar 23, 7:56pm - #424033 
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

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Mar 24, 9:49am - #424034 
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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Mar 24, 12:27pm - #424035 
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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Mar 24, 1:36pm - #424036 
Good luck getting it fixed man

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Mar 24, 4:24pm - #424037 
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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Mar 24, 5:54pm - #424038 
Take it to the shop.


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Mar 24, 7:06pm - #424039 
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Mar 25, 10:44am - #424040 
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

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Mar 25, 10:54am - #424041 
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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Mar 25, 11:10am - #424042 
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.

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Mar 25, 11:19am - #424043 
sux virgil...u and me both have tranny probs in one months..good luck.. i got lucky and warranty covered me. thumbsup

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Mar 25, 5:12pm - #424044 
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.

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Mar 25, 11:37pm - #424045 
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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