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2004 toyota Highlander v6 goes forward in all gears, 146k,

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2004 toyota Highlander v6 goes forward in all gears
JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any fluid leaks lately?
Customer: 146k
JA: Are you fixing your Highlander yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: trans leak on end case, checked connectors, changed fluids,
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: changed neutral /shift indicator sw
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

Just to be clear, it goes forward in revers as well as neutral?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
tries to go forward in park
Expert:  kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

I hate to say it but if that be the case, then the planetary gears have come apart and you will have to have the transmission rebuilt or replaced.