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Pete, Automotive Mechanic
Category: Transmissions
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Experience:  GM and Mercedes vehicle technician.17 years experience.
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My name is ***** *****. I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Hi Chris my name is ***** *****. I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan that won't shift into Park I can manually from under the hood put the transmission into park, but from the lever it will not go into park.....Under the hood all bolts seem very tight
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: THe shift lever is in the park position even though it doesn't put the transmission into park
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

If you can shift the linkage on the transmission into park and it holds in park but the shifter lever does not put the transmission in park this can indicate a fault with the shifter cable itself in most all cases that connects from the shifter lever to the transmission.I have seen this cable fail several times in the past before needing replaced for this issue here.

The cable corroded or breaks and sometimes stretches internally causing this issue.I would have this checked further to verify this is the cause and replaced as needed.

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Thanks Pete