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To clarify, the transmission won't go into any gear, reverse or drive?
Do you feel confident trying to check the fluid level?
Had the vehicle been running differently prior?
Do you see any fluid leaks?
The transmission dipstick is on the passenger side near the back of the engine. It is secured with a small 10mm bolt that you have to remove in order to pull the dipstick out.
With the engine idling in park, pull the dipstick, wipe it clean and then put it back in all the way for about 2 seconds and then pull it back out and check the fluid level. If the fluid is in normal operating range, then the transmission is likely bad and you will need to have it towed to a transmission shop.
If the fluid is low, you could try adding fluid to see if it will go into gear. The transmission fluid will usually have to be at least 4 pints low before it will keep the transmission from engaging.
This diagram might help a little:
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