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2004 toyota sienna stuck in revers. Turned van off and moved

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2004 toyota sienna stuck in revers. Turned van off and moved shift lever to neutral, still showing reverse on dash. Was able to push van back into the driveway.
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: 12 years
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, have removed battery and air filter to access cable. Manually shiftted transmission into park. Reconnected the battery to see if it would start.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Shift lever moves freely but will not change gears.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer and allowing me to assist you. That's great and good start . so when you attempt to shift from inside does the cable end at the transmission move ? disconnect the cable at the transmission and see if you can physically pull or push it in and out if you can then the cable is either broken or disconnected from the shiftier. then you will have to dismantle the coverings around the shiftier to check the mechanism in there. Just check with your vin number at a dealer if there is a recall or campaign on your vehicle for that . We done several for a shift lock solenoid on that model. Hope this gives you an idea where to start and if you require further service I'll be happy to do so.

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