what is the problem ? shift linkage or bad tranny

Asked by Nov 19, 2012 at 04:34 PM about the 1986 Dodge Ram 50 Pickup

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

driving parked then went to shift but shifter moved all over the place but tranny is stuck in 3rd gear

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There's only one way to find out, Look. Block your truck tires and you or a friend can look from underneath while the other moves the shifter. Vehicle not running! Chances are on a 16 yr old vehicle you lost a pin out of your linkage.

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either the pin is lost, or the linkage is loose

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