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I parked my car (2007 Cadillac DTS) and when I returned to

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I parked my car (2007 Cadillac DTS) and when I returned to leave car started I put foot on brake moved shifter to reverse transmission did not engage. Light indicator did not move either.
The pivot plate on the transmission moves and will go into neutral and will also lock in park.
Could I talk with someone further about this?
Mike (###) ###-####or if you give me a number I can call you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If the linkage moves at the trans but the trans does not engage then it's going to have to be a mechanical issue, either internal in the trans or possibly a broken CV joint.

With the engine off and shifter in park are you able to push the vehicle or do you feel a hard mechanical lock?