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Change the MLPS (Manual Lever Position Sensor). It's called a Selector Lever Position Sensor in the Haynes manual. It's located on top of the transaxle. It's easy to reach. It has a wire harness attached to it and it's held down with 2 screws. I've heard that new ones cost about $50. I couldn't find anybody that sold them so I visited my local junkyard and and grabbed one for $10. You can also try replacing the Transmission Fluid, but don't bother trying to change the transmission filter. You can't do that without overhauling the entire unit.

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