Q: Connector that links shift lever to transmission disconnecting

asked by on

The connector that links the shift lever to transmission, disconnects when changing from reverse to drive. I am able to reset the unit onto the toggle that changes the gears, but it does not stay on when parking.

Hello. If the shifter cable is popping off of the transmission selector sensor, then either the end of the cable is worn out or the selector is bad. Most of the time the cable end is where the problem is and the shifter cables needs to be replaced. A mechanic would typically install the cable and install it and see if the end is broken and then replace it. I would have your transmission inspected by a professional mechanic who can point you in the right direction for repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Connector that links shift lever to transmission disconnecting

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My DSC not working and the car is going into limp mode in my 2005 BMW 525i

Hi there. From what you are saying it sounds like you may have a serious transmission failure. These codes and issues typically comes up when there is excessive slippage indicated in the transmission. It is possible that there is a...

Q: Starting issue, fuel smell

The fuel pressure would need to be checked to make sure the pressure regulator is not leaking fuel and that the pressure is correct. You may have a leaking injector if the pressure is okay. I recommend having a certified...

Q: Engine will not fire (run) but cranks with out problems. Truck was running and was driven about 15 miles. Shut off for approxima

Hi There, This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark or possibly timing issues and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.