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I went to put my gear shifter in reverse and the lever went straight up to park. The digital part says it is neutral but the shifter is in park. It is in nuetral as we can roll the car. on top of column is a plastic piece if I pust it the shifter changes gears and works fine, what makes this plastic piece move?

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darin brown

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SOURCE: 2005 Dodge RAm 2500....shifter linkage broke

there is a recall for that problem dealer fixes for free

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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Mark Egan

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SOURCE: my gear shifter is in

It's a linkage adjustment on the bottom of the vehicle, or the pointer has broken loose from the steering column collar under the steering wheel.

You can sometimes crawl underneath the vehicle to figure out what needs to be adjusted if the problem is down there.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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mike ryner

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SOURCE: 2002 Dodge Ram Gear Shifter

This kind of sounds like you might of broke your shifter interlock. If that is the case you will need a new shift cable.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: 2002 chevrolet trailblazer (daughter's car)

make sure the key is on and you are stepping on the brake pedal.

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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Jason Phillips

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SOURCE: Shift lever on column came loose inside column.

no, u shouldn't have to pull the steering wheel. pull the cover off the column, there are 2 or 4 nuts that hold the column up to the dash, remove them and let the column lay on the seat- u should disconnect your battery before doing so. you can get to the shift tube from there- most likely u'll find that the bushings have gone bad and need replacement.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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