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Problem shifting transmission in park

Randygun223

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had a problem shifting transmission in park went to put in park and felt like it was something was locking the handle from going into park I pulled it back down and it would not go into drive I pulled the handle back and forth it finally went in Park I put it in reverse and put it back in the park and made a loud clanking noise now it's working fine just wondering what that could have been
 

Will L.

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Welcome.
Set the parking brake- dont trust the trans park to hold the rig incase failure lets it roll for the long term.

For repair, Set park brake, and chock tires. Put in nuetral with engine OFF. Slide under and inspect/ try moving linkage.

Sometimes you have to disconnect to learn if the steering column is hanging up, or if at the trans.

I’ve only came across this twice. Once column and once linkage was issue.

Anybody else run into anything else it could be?
 

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The shift cables in these use an inline adjuster and it is known to fail, and give LOTS of slack. I've also seen the plastic break where it connects to the bracket at the trans and it will work one way, but not the other.
 
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