Gear Selector/Shifter broken?
It seems that my gear selector/shifter is broken. It has always been a little tough to get in and out of park, but now it just flops around once the ignition is engaged. Once i first bought the truck (used) you just had to rock the shifter a little to get it into gear or to put it into park, once out of park it moved fine. I took it to the shop yesterday to have the driverside drive shaft replaced and new shocks installed. I had my friend pick up my truck and bring it to my house, he couldn't get it into park. I gave it a try and it was much worse then normal. After wrestling it for a minute or so i was able to get it into park, but something seemed wrong. It was too dark last night to really look at anything so today when I got up I went to check it out. I tried to get it into gear and had no luck, it seemed much much looser then normal. I was unable to get it to drop into gear, and then it just seemed to give away. Now it drops to the lowest position when I engage the ignition and freely moves up and down. I can't even get it out of park to get it back to the shop. They are closed until Monday, any ideas for a fix to at least get it out of park? The break lights work and the hex screws are tightened. Those were the only things i could find to check after doing an extensive search. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get it into drive so I can get it back to the shop? It is a '97 4.6L if that makes a difference. Is the shifter tube broken?
Last edited by ikautzman; 02-27-2010 at 08:22 PM.
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