when you take the gear shifter from park to drive, reverse or even nutral it acts like it is still in park. but when you rock the van back and forth it goes into gear and will work for a little while but not long what could be wrong other wise the trans works and shifts fine.
trans on 1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV
by ddcgk35 in Bristol, VA on June 20, 2010
ANSWER by dandd on June 20, 2010
Sounds like your Shift Cable mechanism is defective.
...ine when cold. You can restart the minivan, but have to pop it into gear at a higher rev (auto trans), otherwise it'll just stall again. If you allow it to cool down for an hour, it'll drive fine...