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Cannot shift into reverse, 2nd, fourth or 6th gear. First,

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Cannot shift into reverse, 2nd, fourth or 6th gear. First, third and fifth work although shift lever seems loose when going into gear. This happened at a stop sign with no noise or indication of anything wrong.
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 8 months ago.
Hi, my name is ***** ***** I'm going to assist you.
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 8 months ago.
What is the year, make and model of your vehicle?
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 8 months ago.
Hi, do you still need help with this problem?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Waiting for your response.
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 8 months ago.
ok, I need to know what is the year, make and model of your vehicle.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
07.5 3500 Ram 6.7L 6 speed manual
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 8 months ago.
It sounds like you have a broken shifter cable. When you attempt to put it into gear in the gears that will not engage, what does happen?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
You can not move shifter lever rearward to R,2,4 or 6th gear position. Lever can be moved right and left and forward to engage 1st, 3rd and 5th. Does this transmission use forks or cable to engage gears?
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 8 months ago.
I apologize, I misspoke about the cable...it sounds like you have a broken shifter mechanism. It does use forks to shift. The shifter sits directly on top of the transmission. Are you able to pull the boot off and access the four bolts holding the shifter on top of the transmission?

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