SUV will NOT start!

Tiny
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I own a 2000 Infiniti Qx4, 200,000mi, 3.3engine. Recently while I was at the an intersection stop light about to take off I noticed that the transmission seem not go into gear even though it was already in drive. I pulled over at a station to see if I could figure out the problem but could not see or hear anything that I could put my finger on and the fluid levels were fine. However, when I got back in the vehicle to start it the engine would not turn over, it did nothing! I am clueless as to what this could be. Help!
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Friday, November 16th, 2007 AT 2:25 PM

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Tiny
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Hello !

It crank?

How about the lights on the dashboard?

Headlights iluminate strong?

Did you check the battery connectors?

Let us know to continue with the troubleshooting.
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Friday, November 16th, 2007 AT 10:19 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for responding. First things first, my wife sent this to you guys trying to help me in finding out what is wrong with my truck (2000 QX4 Infiniti). I have worked on cars for most of my life, but this really has me puzzled. I've already checked all the obvious things, lights iluminating, battery & battery connectors and made sure the shifter was in park. And I tried it in nutural. I first notice that when I backed out of the drive way and put it in drive it wasn't in first gear. It was like it was in a higher gear, So I pulled it down into 1st, gear and it went in. Then once I got on the fryway I notice the car would not shift into over-drive. I push the passing gear button on the side of the shifter and I wasn't working, The geen light in the dash didn't come on either. I drove on to the gas station to get some gas which was about maybe 8-10 miles from home. Once I paid for the gas and I got back in the truck I hit the key and NOTHING! One of the things that I did notice was when I would turn and hold the key the lights in the dash didn't blink off and back on one the key was released. I don't know if the computer lock out the ignition or what. Please help. Thanks in advance.

AntuShay
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Saturday, November 17th, 2007 AT 8:11 PM
Tiny
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Hello !

Well looks to me like the problem its the shifter.

Check the linkage that goes to the transmission, could be out of adjustement (broken or loose )

thats why the shifter parking switch its "open" (starter circuit open)

check that and let us know to continue with the troubleshooting.

Good Luck!
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Saturday, November 17th, 2007 AT 9:50 PM

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