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Gear Selector Linkage Not Working on A/T

The gear selector linkage is not working on an automatic transmission. When shifting the gear selector linkage is not working several reasons will cause this, like low transmission fluid, malfunction fluid pump, out of adjustment linkage.

Linkage Not Working on A/T

When the automatic transmission gear shift is not working this is a very serious problem that causes by several reasons and one of those serious problems is a complete damage transmission. However, it may also possible that the transmission problem only involves a very low amount of transmission fluid. You need to confirm if there is enough transmission fluid on the system but, if the fluid level is enough, then the possibilities are that the system suffers a bad fluid pump or Gear selector linkage problem.

You see, when an automatic transmission suffers from bad fluid pump all the gears inside the transmission will not work because automatic transmission depends on the hydraulic fluid pressure that is created by the fluid pump to pump transmission fluid throughout the transmission assembly so that it will work properly.

Same condition with the bad fluid pump, when an automatic transmission has a problem on gear selector linkage all gears will not work. The gear selector is the one that determines which gear is going to operate. When a gear selector linkage is broken or out of adjustment it cannot operate properly causing the gear not to work.

Possible cause why gear selector linkage is not working

1. Low transmission fluid
2. Faulty fluid pump
3. Out of adjustments gear selector linkage.

How to fix not working gear shift for automatic transmission

1. Low transmission fluid

Check the transmission fluid if within the recommended level, if the problem is low-level automatic transmission fluid (ATF), just add enough amount of fluid this should fix the problem.

Low Transmission Fluid

How to Check Transmission Fluid

To read transmission fluid dipstick, park the car on level ground than wait for the engine to warm up. While warming up the engine, look around the transmission and check for any leakage of transmission fluid.
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How to Check Transmission Fluid

2. Faulty fluid pump and gear selector linkage

If the problem has nothing to do with the fluid level then have the car towed to a reputable repair shop. Ask the mechanic to inspect the fluid pump and the gear selector linkage, the mechanic will probably open up the transmission for better diagnosis. If the problem is not fluid pump or gear selector linkage, no other option but to replace the transmission assembly with a new one since the automatic transmission gear shift is not working.

Transmission Fluid Pump

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