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1996 ES Lexus will not move in any of the gears. It starts,

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1996 ES Lexus will not move in any of the gears. It starts, but does not move in drive, reverse, etc...
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: Not sure on trans. no emg. brake on.
JA: What is the model of your '96 Lexus?
Customer: ES300
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I don't work on cars. Has new starter----lose cables but all tightened.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Not that I'm aware of.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Lexus
Expert:  Gary replied 11 months ago.

I am sorry your having this problem

my name is Gary

is the transmission fluid full ?

did this happen out of the blue one day ?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Transmission fluid is full--needs change. Yes out of the blue. Thought there was a prob. with starter/connection as it gave a little click, click and then started.Someone looked at it today. Gave battery a charge and car started right up, but now doesn't run when in gear.
Expert:  Gary replied 11 months ago.

so its being shifted into reverse and drive at the transmission but it will not move at all it acts like its in neutral ?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Gary replied 11 months ago.

when in park will it NOT roll and be locked on the parking lock ?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It doesn't move in any gear---doesn't roll
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
nothing. Turns on just fine.
Expert:  Gary replied 11 months ago.

with the fluid full and i am assuming to check engine light or codes set and it will lock on the parking lock in the transmission when in park would really narrow this issue down to an internal transmission failure causing this problem

no matter what gear it is in it should always have reverse and a forward gear if the fluid is full is not the pump could have failed or a set of internal clutches has failed i am sorry to say

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Expert:  Gary replied 11 months ago.

how are you making out ?

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