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Q: wont start on 1996 Pontiac Sunfire

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parked car and it started rolling,the shifter says reverse and the lever moves loosely. it wont start and always says reverse no matter what gear youre in
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It sounds like something in your shifter mechanism broke. You need to tow it to a GM specialist or a transmission shop to get a diagnosis and estimate.
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