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2002 trailblazer: shifter..park but dash shows its in drive..start car

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chevy 2002 trailblazer shifter is stuck all the way to the front in park but dash shows its in drive. Can't release or start car. How can I fix?
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chevy master tech :

hi i will help you with this

chevy master tech :

has your vehicle been getting harder to move shft lever

Customer :

Thanks please advise what to do

Customer :

no my wife parked it and the shifter stuck in D

Customer :

now it wont start or move shifter

chevy master tech :

ok can you move the vehicle by hand or is it in park

Customer :

completely stuck shifter all the way forward but dash shows D. Have not tried to move it by hand as cannot put into Neutral.

chevy master tech :

it is posabel that shift cabel is broke realy need for you check if you can roll vehicle make sure park brake is off

Customer :

ok take off park brake and move forward or backward?

chevy master tech :

yes pleease

Customer :

ok let me try

Customer :

took off park brake car rolled backward by itself had to put brake back on

chevy master tech :

ok are you in a posstion to get under vehicle

Customer :

i could try that

chevy master tech :

on the driver side of trans you wiil see a cabel hooked to a lever make sure it hasnt come off

Customer :

what should i look for

Customer :

ok let me go see

chevy master tech :

please be carefull

Customer :

yep theres a plastic corrugated assy that is loose

Customer :

put bricks to prevent car from rolling

chevy master tech :

caerfully push lever forward all the way and see if it will srat

Customer :

ok let me try

Customer :

yes it started now, is cable replacement something I can do or take it to dealer?

chevy master tech :

Great deal one more ? did the cabel come off the ball on thre lever

Customer :

off the lever

chevy master tech :

you could push it back on to get it where you need yes from the way you have haneld this you could and need to replce cabel please axcept my answers if you are happy

Customer :

ok I slipped it back on to the nub but it will come off again. Is cable replacement something I whoud attempt? Approximately how much would dealer charge to replace and fix?

chevy master tech :

about two hundred and fifty

chevy master tech :

yes you can fix take your time

Customer :

ok thanks for helping me ID problem. Is this something shown in Haynes or Chiltons manuals?

chevy master tech :

yes it will give you step by step cabel is about seventy five dollars

Customer :

ok thanks so much!

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