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1989 firebird formula stuck in park on incline....now only

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1989 firebird formula stuck in park on incline....now only goes into reverse....HELP!!!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 year ago.

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please explain,,it has no forward gears now?

does it go bak into park now?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
in park and reverse parked on incline driveway today then this happened had to force into reverse
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 year ago.

what does it do when you put it in drive now?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Won't go into drive or neutral barely reverse have to jam into park
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Feels like the button on selector not working
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 year ago.

ok,,but it does move from park to reverse

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 year ago.

you are saying the shifter doesnt even go into D,,right?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Drive great until parked on a incline driveway then went to move it and gear selector wouldn't move forced it into reverse only gear that would go into
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 year ago.

ok,,

i would think you will need to remove the consol and inspect the shifter,,i would think duing the forcing ,you have broken something

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 year ago.

the shift interlock solenoid may have been the problem of why it wouldnt shift

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 year ago.

but now,i think there is more damage than the shift interlock

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 year ago.

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