how do you repair a broken gear shifter

25

Asked by Jun 21, 2008 at 12:49 AM about the 2000 Dodge Caravan Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My gear shift locked, I couldn't get it out of park. Then all of a sudden my shifter poped and now the handle moves loosly but it won't put the car in gear. I have had no previous trouble with the transmission in fact it drove fine all that day until the shifter handle locked. The vehicle starts up still but I just cant drive her. Where abouts in the mechanism of the gear shift handle is the issue?

2 Answers

25

it sounds like you've snaped the linkage, wat sort of car is it

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
65

I'm stating the obvious here, but do you have your foot on the brake when you try to move the gearshift? I had this problem with my Sebring and it took me a week to figure out why it would go into gear one day and not the next. and on my 1997 Venture the gearshift sometimes won't move sometimes unless I move the steering wheel. Other than that you will have to look under the hood and see if the linkage is hung up or broken somewhere.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Dodge Caravan Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,420
  • #2
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    960
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    760
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Grand Caravan
453 Great Deals out of 29,076 listings starting at $2,233
Used Chrysler Town & Country
336 Great Deals out of 13,378 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda Odyssey
425 Great Deals out of 30,862 listings starting at $1,490
Used Toyota Sienna
493 Great Deals out of 23,585 listings starting at $999
Used Dodge Durango
329 Great Deals out of 24,061 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer
1,185 Great Deals out of 68,925 listings starting at $750
Used Ford F-150
3,142 Great Deals out of 219,096 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Quest
93 Great Deals out of 2,907 listings starting at $2,500
Used Dodge Ram 1500
434 Great Deals out of 11,068 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Dodge Caravan For Sale
72 listings starting at $1,995
2003 Dodge Caravan For Sale
76 listings starting at $1,949

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.