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I have a 1989 Honda Accord automatic. When you drive, it's not shifting gears. Could the overdrive be stuck? What should I do?

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Tabby, Your shifter may be stuck in the park position, because of the brake release that is on the inside of the shift lever. You can remove the shifter cover to access this, and simply release, or replace the plastic device that can break, causing you not to be able to press in the button. This is referred to a shift lock selinoid, and can be purchased at a salvage yard or local auto parts store.

Barb Petrey, President - DBK Enterprises Inc at Jiffy Lube First check automatic transmission level. If it hasn't even serviced in a long time you should have the transmission fluid changed.

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