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How to adjust the gear linkage on a 2001 dodge dakota

Car will not shift into park position

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SOURCE: transmission linkage

Did you take the linkage right off at the transmission ? If not, then don't !! The shaft can drop down & something internally happens, that requires removal of pan etc to put it back.

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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SOURCE: 1998/99 Dodge Dakota clutch and manual transmission problems

clutch needing replaced, very common on all manuals

pedal travel adjustment,yes
gear shift adjustment,no

Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 4X4 shift linkage on 96 Dodge Dakota is striking

Buy a Haynes manual for your truck

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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SOURCE: my gear shift wont go

go to custombilletstore.com, they sell a billrt metal part to replace the cheap plastic part that dodge put in the car. dont pay the dealer hundreds of dollars for the repair.

Posted on Jan 24, 2010

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SOURCE: 2002 Dodge Intrepid ES shift selector is stiff.

You have a shift cable. This cable may be getting a
little worn. One way to check it is, disconnect the
cable at the transmission and see if it is still stiff.
Look under the hood, just to the right of the brake
booster. You will see 2 cables that come through
the firewall, one is the throttle cable, it will go to the
right towards the center of the engine. The other is
the shift cable, it will go down to the transmission
linkage. Disconnect the cable there and see if it
shifts any easier. If not, replace the cable.
Hope this helps. Good luck.

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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