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Have to hold it in drive to go forward. Shifts to parg. K…

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Have to hold it in drive to go forward. Shifts to parg

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?

K and neutral but won’t shift to drive. No leaks, 90000 miles

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Jeep?

2011 Compass

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Compass yourself? What have you tried so far?

Took console apart looking for broken shift cable bushing but looks ok. It’s like it’s binding and can pull it into drive and hold it there but if I let go it goes back to neutral. Can also slam it into drive and it will sometimes stay.

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If you get a helper to stay in the car. Then open the hood and disconnect the linkage from the transaxle. Does the trans shift manually without a problem? While disconnected does the shifter move smoothly without binding?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
found a walnut jamming the shift arm on the transaxle at the shift cable attach point. !!

Glad you found the cause of the issue just from checking where I wanted you to diagnose.

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