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Auto transmission wont go into neutral

How to get your transmission repaired

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What causes a transmission to not be able to shift into neutral?

There is a variety of reasons why your transmission might have trouble going into neutral

  • Shift lock solenoid - The shift lock solenoid is the reason why you can't take your vehicle out of park when the vehicle is off and your foot is not on the brake. it can also cause issues when selecting gears if it is not operating properly
  • Ignition barrel - The ignition barrel works in conjunction with the shift lock solenoid so if it is not operating correctly it can cause the shift lock solenoid to not actuate properly
  • Faulty shifter mechanism - The shifter can have trouble shifting in between the gears if the bushes are worn or the cable is broken or damaged
  • Faulty shifter cable - Most automatic transmissions have a cable that runs from the shifter to the transmission if it is broken or damaged it can prevent the gears from selecting properly
  • Failing transmission - There could be a fault inside the transmission that is causing the issue

How to tell if you need your transmission repaired

There are a few ways to tell if your transmission may require repairing

  • It is hard to shift into gear or it takes a while to go into gear once selected
  • There is movement in the shifter


Transmission wont go into neutral

Is it important to get the transmission repaired

It is important to get your transmission repaired as soon as you start to notice something not working the way it should, in most cases the longer you leave it the more expensive it is to fix. 

You could also find yourself stuck and up for an expensive tow to your local workshop if it fails completely.

How is the transmission repaired

Due to the variety of different issues that cause your transmission not to go into gear, Its best to get it checked out by your local workshop, From there they can diagnose the problem and provide you with a quote.

Tips to remember

Things to remember in regards to transmission repairs 

  • Always keep up to date with servicing as per your manufacturer's specifications
  • Sometimes it's best to get a transmission specialist to inspect as it might require specialist tools to diagnose