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neutral safety switch controls that

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transmission need repair.

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SOURCE: Column Gear Shift Problem 93 Dodge Dakota

try replacing the neutral safety switch

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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.

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if you correct the miss the trans will shift correctly, the engine miss set a trouble code, that will ID the cylinder that is missing, have the trouble codes tested

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