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Shifter stuck in drive, transmission stuck in 1st

Old 06-12-2019, 02:05 AM
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Shifter stuck in drive, transmission stuck in 1st

So I ran over a deer that was lying dead in the road.

My shifter is stuck in drive, I can not move it.

The transmission is stuck in 1st.

I haven't gotten the car in the air yet, but from what I can see nothing appears bent.
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:13 PM
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Re: Shifter stuck in drive, transmission stuck in 1st

The bracket and shifter linkage on the side of the trans pan is probably jammed or bent.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:46 PM
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Re: Shifter stuck in drive, transmission stuck in 1st



I got a couple of pictures when I washed off everything, but I don't really know what I am looking at.

Never messed with the transmission at all.

Can I simply disconnect the cable there at the bracket and see if it shifts using the bracket?
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:38 PM
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Re: Shifter stuck in drive, transmission stuck in 1st

So it was the shift cable. I replaced it with an ATP cable and the plastic connector that goes through the bracket at the transmission is garbage.

It barely holds in the bracket, and I had to run some wire under the squeeze part to keep it spread out enough it doesn't pull back out.

Is there a better brand cable available?
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Old 06-16-2019, 03:46 PM
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Re: Shifter stuck in drive, transmission stuck in 1st

Yes, I got tired of the bad aftermarket ones, too. Check out Shiftworks.
https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/tran...ent-cable.html
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