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2002 mazda tribute. gear shifter on the steering column feels like it "broke loose". when shifted out of P there is no gear indicated on the dash and the transmission does not shift.

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jaysonemanme
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SOURCE: Shift lever on column came loose inside column.

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: My 2001 Mazda tribute column

The same thing happened to my 2001 Mazda Tribute. It was stuck in Neutral. The shifter cable fell off the little metal post under the steering column. To fix it I removed the plastic column covers. Put the round end of the cable back on the little silver colored post. Then secured it on the post with a ring type push nut from Ace Hardware. Total cost of repair was sixty cents. The cables are not always broken. They just fall of the little post.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

MNfisherman
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SOURCE: 1998 chevy lumina, shifter on steering column,won't shift

Either the pin that connects rod to tranny is broken off, or there is internal transmission problems.

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Mazda Tribute No transmission-- it will

The plastic rod ends on the cable assy that goes between the shft lever in the colum and the transmittion are worn. I change the cable for the same reason last week and that fixed the problem.
The cable part number is MZEC01-46-500E the price from the Mazda dealer was US $ 64.98. Is easy to change all you need is aphillips screw driver & pliers

Posted on Jan 21, 2010

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SOURCE: my husband broke the gear shifter off of the

get a new lever punch out the roll pin that holds it in.replace lever and reinstall roll pin

Posted on Apr 24, 2010

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I made you a graphic below to help you understand what I am saying. Please note that it is NOT necessary to remove the steering wheel to do this, but you will need to remove the upper steering column shrouds if the shift tube bushings are loose.




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