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This sounds more like the transmission shifter cable is at fault here or the shifter itself.I have seen these fail before and cause this issue needing replaced which is far cheaper to have looked into and replaced.This will keep the shifter from shifting properly as well as the no start as the transmission position/range sensor will not send the correct signals to the computer to allow the engine to start.This needs checked over to see which of these two components need replaced.
Replacement cost will vary depending on what is at fault anywhere from $200 to over $600 in some cases.
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Usually if the transmission itself was the cause here what would occur is you would have had transmission noises or mechanical noises from under the vehicle or under the hood or the transmission would have been slipping when the vehicle did drive last.I dont think you have any major transmission issues here and if you havent had any fluid leaking onto the ground most likely the transmission is o.k. on fluid.
To check the fluid level on this model here there is a special tool Tool number 9336 that a dealer and shop uses to check your fluid as your model does not come equipped with a dipstick on this model here.
It is best to replace the transmission fluid around 30,000 to 50,000 miles to keep the fluid fresh.This has to be done by a repair facility that uses the special dip stick tool to check the fluid level when this is done as well as their scan tool to observe transmission fluid temperature.
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