My shifter popped and all I can get is neutral and drive. I have looked at
the column with covers off and decided to get some advice since all
garages in my area are now closed. The shifter has a lot of slop now. Is
there a spring or pin inside that may have broke? Any help will be great.
I was going to pull the column, but I decided I'ld seek advice.
It's a fairly common problem, CJ.... Along the top of the column is a steel
rod running through a pot metal tube.... the tube breaks and the shaft
bends. (less common is one of the screws holding the lever that the cable
attaches to at the bottom of the column shifter will come out). I usually
don't remove the column... you can remove the knee bolster and drop the
column down enough to get to the screws holding the broken stuff to the
column.... once you see it in person, it gets easy.
Ping me if you run into any snags.
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