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I can change gears when the engine is switched off. but when…

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I can change gears...

I can change gears when the engine is switched off. but when the engine is started I cannot shift between gears. Appreciate your help. Iaiin

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?

6 or 7 years. No I havent checked the brake switch. How do I do that

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Toyota?

2006 Toyota Fortuna 3 D 4 D

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am not very mechanical so I am trying to analyze the problem

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

There is an airflow problem as well

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 8 months ago
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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 8 months ago

Is this an automatic transmission? If so I will send you a pic of what to look for , for the shift lock override. This will get you going till you get it looked at. This is just a generic picture but will give you an idea what to lock for. when you find this little cover , pry it out and there is a over ride switch you just push down so you can shift out of park.

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 8 months ago

Usually what causes this is either the brake light fuse or switch, so check the brake lights if they work. If they do then the lock switch may be faulty.

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 8 months ago

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