I have a 2007 Dakota with a 3.7L engine and an automatic transmission. The truck drives great but with the console shifter I cannot shift into Park or 1st gear. Does anyone know what could be causing this?
Karl84,The issue is always present and has been there for about 5 months. I recently got the truck from a family member when the engine died(camshaft bearing caps snapped on one side and did some damage). I have another engine in it and am now trying to figure out what the shifting problem is.
I can shift the truck into Park easily if I go under the truck and pull the shifter cable a little more.
I just don't know why the cable won't go to Park or 1st. If it was stretched it should still be able to get one of them. Is the shifter cable just a simple cable or more complex than that?