Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: shift lever

asked by on

shift truck into gear and lever is almost in d1 rather than d

My car has 149 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. The steering column will need to ...

Hi there. The steering column will need to have the shifter rod replaced with new plastic bushings. The bushings wear and will allow the shift linkage to get out of alignment. Also, the shifter can come loose on the end of the steering column shifter rod and will need to be replaced if it came loose. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the shifting issue on your vehicle and suggest an appropriate repair.

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

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!

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: abs light is staying on his week. s

Hi there: Thanks for writing in about your 1995 Ford Explorer. The most common symptom of worn out brake pads are the loud grinding sound you're describing. If your Explorer is making this sound as you press on the brakes,...

Q: My truck won't start on the key but will start straight up on a jump start I have changed the glow plugs and the deisel pipes

Hello. If your car will not start on its own, but will with a jump start, then the first thing I would check is the battery. If the battery is old or worn it may no longer have enough cranking...

Q: What is the difference between a pinion seal and a pinion flange?

Hello there, thanks for your question. The pinion flange is a part of the rear differential housing that the driveshaft bolts to. The other end is attached to the pinion gear inside of the differential. The pinion seal is what...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...