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MY 1968 camero with automatic trans will only go to reverse.

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MY 1968 camero with automatic trans will only go to reverse. neutral and drive there is no tension on the shifter and will not go into neutral or drive. the shift cable looks ok. There has been a small leak of trns fluid.
JA: What color is the fluid? What part of the car is the leak coming from?
Customer: reddish.
JA: What is the model of your '68 GM?
Customer: camero
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i was hoping that if I get under the trans and pull on the cable so I can have it towed. The car in backed in the garage.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: GM
Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 1 year ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 1 year ago.

you problem seems to be a bad/stretched shift cable

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 1 year ago.

if you want to get it into neutral to tow it,,just get up under the car and disconnect the shift linkage from the transmission..then manually shift the transmission lever on the side of the transmission

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 1 year ago.

it would be ok to tow with the car in reverse as long as the engine isnt running,with the engine not unning the transmission will be the same as neutral

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will replace the cable first. If that does not work I will tow the car to the shop.Thanks
Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 1 year ago.

you are very welcome

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks. I have order the cable. I was nice to confirm what I thought it was.
Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 1 year ago.

great, i hope you get it going

thanks again

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 1 year ago.