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    LizzyL58 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 31, 2013, 07:38 PM
    My car won't go into gear when it is turned on
    My car has been sitting in the driveway for approximately 3 months. I recently had it registered, topped it up with all the necessary fluids and went to start it. Started 1st pop, but when I went to put it in 1st gear, while the engine was turned on, It would not go into gear. But, every time the engine is turned off, I am able to put it into gear. Someone please help as this car is parked in my work driveway and they want me to remove it... yesterday.

    PS, I am a female, so could you please speak in Lamens terms, thank you.
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    odinn7 Posts: 7,691, Reputation: 1547
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    Mar 31, 2013, 07:52 PM
    Silly question but... are you stepping on the brake pedal when you try to put it into gear? Pushing the button on the gear selector?
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    Mar 31, 2013, 08:03 PM
    Stick shift? If the car has been sitting in wet weather, the clutch may have rusted to the flywheel. Sometimes it will free up with a push. Also make sure the fluid in the slave cylinder, if so equipped, is full and bled.
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    kitch428 Posts: 1,428, Reputation: 152
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    Apr 7, 2013, 01:29 PM
    This sounds like a stick shift car with this type of problem. I could explain in very layman's terms if you would report back.

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