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My 2001 Mazda tribute column shift gear lever is stuck on neutral and doesn't want to shift.

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  • medgoncpas Dec 09, 2008

    I had the same problem happen to me today!!!

  • jbmoser Jan 05, 2009

    I had the same problem happen to me today on my 2003 Tribute - but it's stuck on reverse. The gear shift lever won't move.

  • gogetright Feb 20, 2009

    My 2001 Mazda tribute column shift gear lever is stuck on reverse and doesn't want to shift

  • LOUISA21 Apr 05, 2009

    2001 mazda tribute, stuck in reverse louisa@cableone.net

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The same thing happened to my 2001 Mazda Tribute. It was stuck in Neutral. The shifter cable fell off the little metal post under the steering column. To fix it I removed the plastic column covers. Put the round end of the cable back on the little silver colored post. Then secured it on the post with a ring type push nut from Ace Hardware. Total cost of repair was sixty cents. The cables are not always broken. They just fall of the little post.

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Hello,I just got the problem fixed today and it could be the same problem you may have. You can either take it to a auto mechanic or (maybe) you can try this yourself,its not a major problem. I had a mobile mech come and take a look at it and the shift cable under the steering wheel slipped off so he removed the bottom piece under the steering wheel and there is a cable that looks like a pulley,that moves the gears in "P to "N" "R" and so on,so he recommended me to purchase a new shift cable which cost me $60 and he repaired it for me so it wont be slipping anymore,so to make a long story short,you may need a new shfting cable where you can purchase either at FordMotors Dealership or Mazda.Hope this helps

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