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post #8 of (permalink) Old 10-11-2013
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I suspect your engine overheating is not part of the rear gears issue. I am pretty sure you have to hit the button to go any higher up the gear selector past drive. I do not remember every being able to dump it up into N without the button and really why would you.

I would get the car to operating temp at idle, watch the cooling fan and make sure it goes on with the car in D brakes on just sitting.

I would check reservoir and radiator for leaks and check the lvl. I would also while cold check to see if fluid is circulating in the radiator to ensure the water pump is pumping.

Other than that other than a thermostat or (very rare for 30K+ miles) head gasket. I cannot imagine it is anything else.
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