I have a 1995 Buick Lesabre with shifting problems. It is front wheel
drive. When I start the car and apply brake to shift out of park to
drive/neutral/reverse doesnt matter, you can hear the car like it
engages in gear but stays in park. The car wont move in any gear. If
I play with the shifter going from neutral to drive it will eventually
leave park and fully engage in Drive. Now if I want to go in reverse I
need to put it in neutral and slowly shift to reverse. If I stop
completely in reverse it locks up in park again and I have to go back
to playing with neutral and drive. If I go from reverse to neutral
after rolling a bit in reverse I can then go back to drive. At any
point if I go from drive directly to reverse or park it gets stuck in
Another note that when I am able to get it in reverse from neutral it
makes a clicking noise. The faster I go the more it clicks (the sound
when you go from drive to directly to park without stopping).
Before this happened I was able to shift from park to reverse but it
would make that clicking noise while I were to back up. I would tap
down a bit on the shift lever and the clicking would silence.
Eventually I couldn't get it to quit making the clicking. Then I
couldnt get the car into any gear including neutral.
Anyone out there with any suggestions would be great. I checked the
linkeage and it seems to be fine.