Question about 2000 Dodge Durango

Open Question

2000 durango shift cable

Wont allow shift into park adjusted all the way out have to start in neutral need to know how to cahang linkage

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • StoopidOme Feb 04, 2009

    i have the same problem but its not the shift cable. i disconnected the shift cable from the tranny linkage and cannot manually put the linkage into park. the shift cable moves freely when disconnected.

  • old mechanic May 11, 2010

    place the vehicle on a level surface and block the wheels.

    apply parking brake so it cannot move. from underneath the vehicle,remove the shift cable from the shift lever on the transmission. then exercise the lever on the transmission and see it it moves freely and through all ranges.

    that will tell you if its internal to trans or in linkage-shifter.

  • thomas thompson May 11, 2010

    some than is bent some were ifyou have cable all the way out you should get park

×

6 Suggested Answers

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: 2002 dodge durango wont shift out of park

Not sure that this is the solution, but I found a work around on my Durango. If you take off the cover on the shifter there is a lever (button) that you can dislodge and the vehicle will release out of park. After I did this a couple of times, I haven't had the issue happen again.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: WILL NOT SHIFT OUT OF PARK

I had the same problem (will not shift out of park) with my 03 Durango with column shifter, worked on it and found the issue to be a pin that comes out in the steering column to block the shifter when the truck is turned off in park. When you turn the truck back on the motion of the key switch is supposed to allow the pin to retract so you can shift. In cold weather mine acts up. It looks like the pin is retracted with a spring and there may be some grease in the system that hangs the pin up in cold weather. Cleaning the parts may be a fix but to get mine working I pulled the boot that surrounds the shifter lever out of place and then the pin can be seen. A push on the pin with the key on and it retracted so I could shift. I think I will just leave the boot out until it warms up and I can try some presserized oil free cleaner on the parts.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

csmock132
  • 4669 Answers

SOURCE: Car will NOT start in park but will start in neutral

It sounds like you new switch needs adjusted just a little bit.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: wont shift out of park

Same thing happened to me. I had accidentally kicked something while streching out my right leg. It turns out there is an actual switch somewhere up above your feet directly above the brake pedal area that I had toggled when streching my leg!

Because I knew that it must have been that I kicked something, I was reaching under there, above near the brake pedal and eventually, miraculously found a little switch, which when toggled again, allowed me to get the car out of park and drive away.

I have yet to find any reference to this in the owners manual or online yet, but it's a fact.
I tried to find the switch again a moment ago, but could not - had to get back into work as I had been stranded on the road for the last half hour.

WEIRD!

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

  • 7 Answers

SOURCE: 2000 jetta auto trans won't shift out of park after starting

that is a TSB you may have a bad valve body, olso this condition may turn malfunction ligth on, or if you remove the air intake pipe
on trans there is a conector that go to trans valve body some time come lose pluged back an reset PCM if don't fixed will be the trans valve body

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

  • 6982 Answers

SOURCE: plastic sleeve on shift linkage cable is broken

You cannot take the sleeve off. It comes with a new cable. Shift cable is enough for any parts man to know what you need. Generally this item is a dealer part.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

I just had my transmission serviced and the filter replaced. Now occasionally, it wont start without fiddling with the shifter. What is wrong?


The shift lever switch or linkage need to be re-adjusted. The shift switch allows the engine to crank only in Park or Neutral

Apr 05, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

The parking light estay in reverse ,when is on parking and dont start the engine


Your shift indicator is out of alignment or your shift linkage is out of adjustment. If you have the shift lever all the way up and are sure it has locked into park try shifting to Neutral and see if you can start it in neutral. If it starts this is a simple adjustment. if it doesn't you will need to replace the neutral safety switch or have the TCM repaired at a transmission shop.

Nov 19, 2011 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado

1 Answer

When i try to put it in park it takes it at times. i have to start it on neutral at times. it feels to smooth when i try to sift the gear.


Two possible causes could be a bad neutral safety switch (enables the vehicle to start in only Park or Neutral) or the transmission linkage may need adjusting. If you feel significant "play" in the gear shift (from what you described, it appears to have a lot of play) the linkage will need to be adjusted to get the gear shift to "lock in" to the individual gears instead of sliding.

Jun 01, 2011 | 2000 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

3.3 voyager, would not go into reverse went forward a ok, now will go into reverse but wont go forward


With a partner and engine off but key in on (not start) position: Have them shift from Park to Low one gear at a time, while you watch the shift linkage located on top of the transmission. Sounds like the shift cable is loose. IF SO: Place Shift Lever in Park. Loosen the the cable adjustment screw. Move the shift rod (going into the transmission) towards the front of the vehicle until in Park. Tighten the cable adjustment screw to 100 in-lbs. Check Park/Neutral starting only.

Nov 13, 2009 | 2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager

1 Answer

88 caddy wont start in park but will in neutral?


neutral safety switch/ usually located on the transmission right where the shift cable linkage is.

Aug 16, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Durango

1 Answer

Shift linkage problem on 2000 ford focus have to put car in park from underneath car in order for car to start car will not shift normally


Either the shift cable or the neutral safety switch is out of adjustment. Be sure no bolts or jam nuts are loose, then adjust the cable shorter to make the lever go all the way to park. Also make sure the cable brackets that hold the cable in place are secure

Jun 23, 2009 | 2000 Ford Focus

1 Answer

I have a 2000 Infinti SUV will not start in park only neutral


Neutral start switch out of adjustment or malfunctioning, shift linkage adjustment problem.

Jun 03, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Durango

2 Answers

CAR WILL NOT START IN PARK


would check the transmision indicator switch,it will only allow the car to start in part or neutral, sounds like its going out....

Jun 02, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Durango

1 Answer

1999 ram auto trans wont shift into park


you could need a throttle linkage adjustment. first check to see if your ram will start in "park" and "neutral" only. if it starts in any other gear=faulty neutral safety switch. replace. ok, now check linkage for proper adjustment...with engine off and in park...remove intake housing..disconnect cableend from attatchment stud on your throttle body..slide cable off the stud (carefully)..verify that the transmissionthrottle lever is fully forward (idle) position..and verify that the lever on the throttle body is at curb idle pos..insert small screwdriver under edge of the retaining clip and remove..center the cable end on attatchment stud to within 0.04", or 1mm. install retaining clip onto cable housing..check cable adjustment..be sure trans throttle lever and throttlr body lever move in sync with each other.

Jan 11, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Ram

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Dodge Durango Logo

Related Topics:

380 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60867 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...