My 2007 dodge nitro is stuck in drive and will not start, what can i do?

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Asked by Apr 21, 2013 at 01:03 PM about the 2007 Dodge Nitro

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was parking my car and put it in reverse but the car stayed in drive.  The gear shift moves but it does not come out of drive.  I turned the car off and now it will not start at all.

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It won't start because there is a neutral safety switch to prevent it from starting in gear. It's still in drive because either the transmission broke or the linkage/cable came apart. If you have the ability, go under the truck, find the cable end and see if it's attached. If you don't have the ability, call a tow truck to take it to a repair shop.

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can this happen if your car was towed. also about a week ago i noticed that the car was kinda skipping into gear or not shifting smoothly.

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if towed without someone present to use key to unlock shifter for out of park, disconnecting cable to manually shift to N is sometimes used.

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Thanks 7jimmy7 that's exactly what happened. I called the tow company and they came out and fixed it.

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