Question about 2005 Chrysler 300
Car starts ok but will not shift out of park.
I had the same problem with my 05. I couldn't shift out of park. So, I checked brake pedal sensor, and wire linkage and they were fine. I took the center console apart and pulled out the shifter assembly and sure enough the problem was at the assembly. There is a plastic piece. that hooks to a small spring that snapped. I ened up renforcing it with a small clamp hose, and ever since its been functioning fine. I imagine I saved my over $500 bucks of repair cost and also wouldn't be surprize for others to have the same problem.
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
Same here! Last week my 2008 Chrysler Sebring was stuck in park. The dealer replaced the shifter assembly for $300 ($75 for the part/ $220 for labor)and one week later it's stuck in park again. This time they just replaced a fuse and said I must have a short in the electrical system. When I asked if I had paid $300 for a fuse last week, they said even though it's all connected it was a completely separate issue. Also, I had purchased an extended warranty but they said it wasn't covered because it was a shifter issue not a transmission issue. Isn't the part called the "transmission shifter assembly"?? That's what it's called online even though the dealer is calling it a "gear shifter assembly" on paper. Have I been bamboozled?
Posted on Aug 20, 2010
Easy fix take 1/8 drill bit and drill below the broke spring retainer take a small cotter pin hook to spring push cotter pin threw hole take another cotter pin clip off about 1/4 inch use it to wedge inside of frist cotter pin so pin will not come out .
Posted on Sep 07, 2010
Spring broke in shifter take off trim at top of shifter look down inside top of shifter on rt. side hot pink tab take flat screwdriver tap off tab aother word brake it off its fixed
Posted on Sep 23, 2012
Yeah that just happened to my Chrysler 2007 and i took it to get it fixed. they told me it was a small plastic thing that broke and thy charged me 200 plus labor.. ughh **** that you can fix it yourself!! :) lol
Posted on Jun 13, 2010
Posted on Aug 12, 2012
Sounds like you might have a bad shift lock snsor or the connection to it has come undone. try that first because those tranny probs can get expensive.
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
Have someone check to see if the brake lights come on when the pedal is depressed. If not, you need to replace the brake lamp switch.
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
Chrysler doesn't sell this part alone, they sell the whole Shifter Box for over 200 dollars. Autozone sells this piece(park lockout mechanism) and its made from metal, I replaced it on my daughters 300 a few months ago
Procedure is as follows: Just stick a long screwdriver through the square hole just above the shift gear knob, not where the rubber surround is but above that after you take off the silver chrome plate surrounding the shift knob of course. line the screw driver up with the little cable you will see down in there about 3 inches push that to the left and pull your shifter knob to the right YOU NEED TO HAVE YOUR FOOT ON THE BREAK while you do this, if it doesn\'t work its because the spring that is attached snapped the hook off the pink plastic part, try the following
1 Break down that center console!, if you need to move the car immediately to get home or to your garage or shop then its not a problem if you have a few tools, start popping the trim off the shifter assy, pull up and out on the small storage compartment to the right of the shifter, this will uncover a small pink lever (which will get you at least on the road but may not work if this is broken , it was on my daughters car), if it is you need to go deeper! Take out the rubber mat directly under the ash tray and cigarette lighter, this will expose two philips head screws, undo them, move through trim with a flathead and keep prying trim off until you have the shifter assy visible, if your shift knob is giving you problems, try sliding the very bottom chrome plastic trim down then the knob up as you spread the white plastic at the base of the leather.
2 Ok your down to the shifter, now with the key in and the car running press and hold the pink lever on the right side of the shifter, there is also second pink part( this is the cheap piece of junk that has you doing what your doing) on the front of the shifter assy, press this pink part as well and as always with your foot on the brake try to shift, you should be in good shape, now to limp back to your proper repair facility of choice (your house) Shift into drive and only reverse if you need to, when you park leave in neutral and hit the parking brake,
Posted on Nov 28, 2014
Took apart the shifter mech drill small hole in the plastic wing right below where it broke there is a gap there if you turn it over went to menards bought a new spring has to have enough tension to over ride the cable hooked spring in drilled hole and hooked the other end where it went before. Assemble shifter mech back together and test the spring tension. Cost is .78 cents and about an hour of work, mostly being careful not to break any think else, oh you have to remove the entire center console
Posted on Sep 10, 2012
Remove thin tray to the right of shifter .Towards the rear is a hole.Put your right hand middle finger thru the hole and push on tab lever.With your left hand move shifter out of park.Works every time.
Posted on Jun 14, 2017
check to see if the brake lights come on it may be a problem with a brake switch under the dash not letting the shift lock release. there may be a seperate switch just for it so check and see it there is two switches touching the brake pedal lever if the brake lights come on.
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
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