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I have a 2005 h2 and i went to put it in park and the shifter slid forward real easy with out pushing the button in. now the shifter handle is stuck in park but on the dash it says its in drive which it is stuck in drive. the shifter and the digital dash do not match. with the shifter stuck in park i am able to turn the truck off and pull the key out of the ignition. but now the truck wont start becouse the digital dash reads it is still in drive which it is the truck will not start. is there a easy solution?

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  • leem78 May 04, 2010

    i did call the dealership and they told me there are no recalls on the shifters. but i explained what was the problem and he told me on the end of the shifter cable under the vehicle where the linkage hooks up there is a plastic clip that connects the cable to the linkage. the plastice clip broke and fell apart making the cable detach. the only way to fix it is to replace the shifter cable that has the clip on it part cost about $80.00 it takes a technition about 2 hours to install.that is what my problem is and now i can fix it. i thought you would be able to use this info for future questions.



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Thanks Leem78 -- I just had this problem today!!(May 25, 2010)

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Because of the computer set up - you will need to take it to the shop. If it is a rental or leased vehicle then the factory may have shut it down. Seen this happen.
Try this - take down the vin number and call the dealer - ask about recalls or any complications that concern the vin number you have.
This should get you pointed in the right direction.

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    Gary Rice May 04, 2010

    Thanks for your comment - please vote me helpful with a 4 hand

    Good luck with it



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