Auto transmission won't go into any gear. on 1993 Dodge Shadow

Out of the blue my Dodge Shadow, which only has 22,000 original miles won't go into any gear.The fluid is full, clean-not burnt, and no leaks.The engine runs but won't engage,

by in Phoenix, AZ on January 07, 2011
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ANSWER by on January 10, 2011
Mileage is not an issue with a vehicle of this age. The rubber seals inside of the transmission harden with age and lose their ability to seal properly causing internal leakage and transmission failure. If the vehicle has not been driven for some time, it may take a few minutes to circulate the fluid through out the transmissions hydraulic system. Run the engine with the shifter in NEUTRAL and see if this helps. If not, you will have to take your vehicle to your local repair shop or Transmission Specialty Shop. Here is a guide to shops in your area.

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