gear shifter problems?


Asked by Dec 06, 2008 at 10:46 AM about the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab SB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have the hemi, and every now and then when i go to shift from park to any other gear the shifter locks up and the only way to get it to work is to shut the truck off let itsit for 2-5 minutes then try again, sometimes 2 or 3 times. anyone else have this problem?

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it sounds like the lockout isnt working correctly. When you have the key on, can you hear a clicking noise anywhere there in the dash area when you hit the break. It might be easier to hear it if you put your ear down by the pedals too.


I have the same problem with my 2005 dodge ram also with the hemi. Mine is only a 2 door 2w drive. If you got the problem fixed let me know what you did.

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it's your brake petill swich you go from park to drive you need to put your foot on the brake to actavat it you can go frome park to drive with out puting your foot on the brake to but over time you will hert the brake swich ... i had the same promblem with my 2004 .3500 to cheek that befor you go to the shop

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