Q: Shifter won't shift gears

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The car won't shift into gear. The shifter is stuck.

Greetings! What you have described is a common issue that many Dodge Charger owners may face. The problem is likely a worn parking gear shift lock bracket. It is made of plastic, and over time, the plastic will stretch and become unable to disengage the shift lock. Usually a replacement of the bracket will make the vehicle shift normal again. If you take it to a Dodge dealer, they will use the same make of plastic bracket that is causing you problems now. Luckily, there are stronger aftermarket brackets that can be used. You may benefit from a mobile automotive repair service, such as YourMechanic. They will diagnose your shifting malfunction, order the correct, fortified parts, and repair your vehicle at its location.

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