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jsorrels 11/26/2012

1999 Chevrolet Lumina Base 6 Cyl 3.1L

Transmissions & Drivetrains

I can't start my car with the key but I can start it with a screwdriver on the starter and it seems to be stuck in drive

When I start it it will take off unless the emergency brake is on. Also the gear shifter will not shift the car into any gear. What could cause this?

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1beastlydude 2/1/2013

If your gear shifter sems "loose" then your shift cable has broken

the reason the key wont work is becase of a neutral safety preventing what you are doing with a screwdriver


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