1991 Toyota Camry won't Move

Tiny
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Hi! I have a 1991 Toyota Camry AWD with a 4 cylinder engine and approx. 162,000 kms and my car won't move, it seems like it won't engage into gear or it's engaged now and won't come out. It will do a little shudder at high revs but won't move. Any help would be greatly appreciated as to what direction to look.A sensor, a wire, $3 worth of gas and a lighter. Lol 8) j/k (no warning lights or any signs, had it running for a half hour to warm up and hopped in and put it in gear and it moved 10 feet but had to rev high to get that far) it had a sensor wire off the manifold burnt off and I repaired it and still nothing. Tried pulling my car up the drive way and all 4 tires stayed locked when in park, I'm starting to think a torque converter might be my problem!
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Thursday, January 18th, 2007 AT 1:28 PM

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Tiny
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Could also be a TV cable has broke, the parking brake is on and won't release or a number of other things.
Jack the car up and see if your tires rotate freely while the tranny is in neutral.
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Friday, January 26th, 2007 AT 1:33 PM
Tiny
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Ty for the help. The car freewheels in all gears as if it were in neutral and locks all 4's when in park, the funny thing about it is there was no sign of anything going wrong. Shouldn't a mechanical failer have a sound or a feeling before breaking?
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Sunday, January 28th, 2007 AT 9:28 AM
Tiny
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The linkage at the front drivers side of the tranny moves back and forth as I change the gears, but that is as far all I see. No noise of gears or anything though.
I was told by a mechanic that it sounded like a frozen transfer case stuck in neutral, it still wouldn't work on the warmer days so that rules out frozen parts. Living in the country has it's ups and downs and a broken car is definately a down, gonna cost 100's of dollars to tow to a garage and god knows how much to find out what's wrong and an arm and a leg to fix the way alot of garages run these days. And to find a do it yourself book in a store is like the perverbial needle in a hay stack
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Friday, February 2nd, 2007 AT 11:07 PM
Tiny
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How exactly can you check a sensor, will a volt/ohm meter do the trick or is there a special tool? If a volt/ohm meter will work, what is the impedance for the different sensors? Thank You!
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Monday, March 19th, 2007 AT 7:58 AM

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