Q: Spilled water on shifter

asked by on

Water spilled on the shifter, and now it won't move back from drive to reverse or park. I have to turn off the car to park, and the RPMs won't shift normally.

Hello. Spilling water on the shifter could have affected a lot of different things in your car. There are sensors, wires, and connectors under your shifter. It is possible that water could have damaged some or all of these things. First and most importantly, the shifter will need to be replaced. An inspection of all of the other parts that the water may have spilled on should be done while the shifter is being replaced. A certified technician can complete this repair of your shifter as well as advise you of other repairs that may be necessary.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Spilled water on shifter

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: Transmission slipping while downshifting

The shifting may be normal, but there is a software update to change the shifting strategy. Take the vehicle to a dealer and they can update the software for you. If you are out of warranty, then there may be...

Q: Grinding noise front right brake. Sometimes can hear metal noise when wheel spins afterwards.

Hi there. The vehicle sitting only week, should not have caused a grinding noise from the right front wheel upon brake apply. I would assume, the right front brake pads are touching metal to metal. Continued driving will cause the...

Q: My Explorer has high rpms when accerlating and shifting.

Hi, thanks for writing in. It seems like this in the transmission and it may be slipping. I suggest having the fluid level checked and transmission checked for pressures. I'd also scan for codes in the computer to see if...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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.