how do you repair a broken gear shifter

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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?

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

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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.

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