While driving the Jeep to dinner @ OBX, the automatic P,R,N D,1,2 shifter is free (wont go into any gear). This happened while parking at restaurant. Went under jeep and noticed the gear cable was hanging from plunger. I can manually push in to engage gear when the wife to moving shifter. Is there anyone that has experience with this linkage? I'm thinking that there was a cotter pin of some sort holding the linkage together. May need a temporary fix until I get back to VA. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
This happened to me and I basically just rigged it with something-I think it was a zip tie which didn't last long. The fix is extremely simple.. You drill out it out and put a bolt through and that little piece will never break again. If you look on rubicon owners forum, there is a writeup with the bolt size and hole size with pics.
I love the Outer Banks,by the way.
You can also go to the local auto parts store and get the plastic/rubber/nylon bushing that holds the cable and shifter lever on the tranny together. It was one of those "help" products. It costs like 8 bucks and it comes about 4 or 5 different size bushings. I used that, and 2 zip ties to hold mine together after it broke. Going on 3 months and it is still working.
Here's temporary fix until I get back home. It's ridiculous that Chrysler used a plastic white bushing to hold the auto shift cable to the linkage. I almost got stranded due to this and I was expecting the worst, ie transmission issues!
Ya this happened to me as well and I used the bolt idea w a locking nut , u can use regular nuts but be sure to to double nut it w/ a lock washer in-between the two nuts ! Hope everything goes good - good luck !!!