||03-02-2010 11:22 PM
My Wrangler was in an accident and it appears that the frame was bent up slightly. I can only tell because the back of the engine is pressing back slightly on the wiring that runs along the firewall. Do you folks know if this is something a body shop could bend back, or is it more serious than I'm thinking it is. Another result of the accident was that the shifter (manual transmission) has a very odd, loose feeling to it and it won't shift out of reverse. When the wrecker brought it to my house, it started up fine and I backed it into the garage. It feels almost as though the shifter is disconnected. The person who was driving banged their leg into it pretty hard in the accident (they're fine), hard enough to leave a pretty nasty bruise. Do you suppose the shifter could have been physically broken? Any other ideas? Thanks, and apologies for the lengthy thread.