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2001 dodge ram van column shifter won't shift out of park. problem used to be intermittent, then gradually got worse. seemed the longer the vehicle warmed up, the better the response. Only happens when first starting the vehicle. once it's running, it will shift normally

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SOURCE: 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van won't shift into Park, can't remove key

shifter cable has moved from correct position.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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At the transmission. About half round, usually 2 of 3/8" or 7/16" short bolts holding it on if I remember correctly. You'll see wire harness going into it.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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no, u shouldn't have to pull the steering wheel. pull the cover off the column, there are 2 or 4 nuts that hold the column up to the dash, remove them and let the column lay on the seat- u should disconnect your battery before doing so. you can get to the shift tube from there- most likely u'll find that the bushings have gone bad and need replacement.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Shifter on column is loose, will not stay in park

Sounds like your shifter bushings are worn out. Depending on the year of your van it can be a fairly easy fix.

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have you looked to see if the fuel pump is running?

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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