Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Gearshift problem

asked by on

There is a problem with the gearshift.

A: Gear Shifters are a mechanical component th...

Gear Shifters are a mechanical component that are used every time the vehicle is driven. Due to this, they are much more susceptible to failure. Firstly, the linkage is attached to the shifter which is connected to the transmission gear selector. This can get worn down, loosened, bound up, or even break. On some vehicles there is a lock on the gear selector that disables the shifter from moving until you depress the brake pedal. This lock can malfunction, even with the brake pressed in the shifter with no movement. A proper inspection of your shifters should be carried out by a qualified technician in order to get your issue fixed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 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

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: Power steering cutting out

Hi, first I would recommend checking the fluid level under the hood and make sure the level is correct. If you are low on fluid, it can create pockets of air, causing a loss in power steering as you turn...

Q: Car is taking longer than usual to start

Hello. If this problem occurs more consistently with the "first startup of the day" or after the car has been sitting some time, the problem may be low residual fuel pressure. A check valve in the fuel system should maintain...

Q: Turn signals and emergency flashers not working

This is most likely due to a blown fuse or because the device that flashes the lights has failed. The component that flashes the lights interrupts the electricity flow to the lights to make them flash. This "flasher" as it...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...