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I have bought gear shift for 2008 avenger can you

My 2008 dodge avenger wouldn't shift out of park.i have bought gear shift for it, can you tell me how to install it?

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Where did you get the new spring from?

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Take it back and get your $50 back and save yourself the trouble. It will just break again. You can replace the tiny spring on the shifter assembly in the console. You will need to remove all the plastic covers to get to it but the small pink lever on the drivers side of the assebly is most likely missing the spring and the tiny hook has broken off. You can drill a small hole in the pink lever and reattach a new spring. The tiny hook doesn't hold up.
1. Remove the shifter knob - Pull straight up while rocking side to side.
2. Pull the plastic shinny cover that blinds you all the time staight up. You won't break it by pulling up on it. It just snaps in. Might need a credit card or small screw driver to get ahold of it.
3. Use a small screwdriver to unsnap the PRNDL covers.
4. Remove the coin tray by unsnapping it as well.
5. Pull the outer grey console cover(surrounds the shifter assembly and coin tray) out and toward you. It just unsnaps. You wont break it either.
6. Unbolt the 4 nuts that hold the assebly to the floor
7. Look for the pink levers - one on each side. The passenger side one will move when applying the break releasing the shifter if the solenoid is good. If this one was bad you could have used the override to release it. See owners manual. The drivers side one should have a small spring attached. If it is missing than the small hook has broken off. You can pull back on it while attempting to shift out of park.
8. Replace this spring - I drilled a small hole in the hot pink drivers side lever and attached a new spring. It attaches to another small black hook a few inches back on the left side. You will need to rock the assebly on the side a bit (not much room) but you should be able to see this hook where it used to be attached.

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You have to remove the whole center console which is the hard part then everthing else is pretty straight forward.

  1. Remove console bezel.See: Center Console Bezel - Removal.
  2. Remove shift knob and shift bezel See: Console Shifter Bezel - Removal.
  3. Remove two screws (8) in the front of the console.
  4. Remove four screws (5) inside the console compartment.
  5. Disconnect console housing wire connector (5) and instrument panel connector (1).
  6. Pull parking brake (3) rearward.
  7. Remove center console (7) from vehicle

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Try the override - remove cup holder rubber liner and stick your finger in the hole to depress the button. See owners manual.
If this doesn't work than your tiny spring has come off the broken hook on the shifter assembly. Replace it by drilling a small 1/16th hole in the pink lever and reattach a new spring. better than a new one with the cheap tiny hook that keeps breaking.

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