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Old 08-22-2016, 05:12 PM
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I can only go backwards....In drive!

So I go out and start my Jeep like normal. Put it in reverse to back out of my driveway. I then put it in DRIVE, give it some gas and I was going backwards! I hit the break to stop. Tried putting it in park, and it went backwards. Went to neutral, it went backwards. I panicked... Put it in park, and turned it off. Needless to say I had to push it back home, it won't start now. It is in park but still moves so it is in my driveway blocked with a couple of tire wedges. Any ideas or suggestions????

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Old 08-22-2016, 05:40 PM   #2
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Im betting there is a problem with your shifter under the center console. It takes some effort but after removing the torx screws you should be able to elevate your center console enough to see if something looks messed up. I have a manual so I apologize for not being more helpful

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Sure sounds like your shifter cable or linkage has slipped or is broken. None the less your transmission must be stuck in reverse. You might crawl under it and check if you can see a problem there where the transmission cable shift connects if it is visible or remove your console and check the gear shift lever on that end if it looks ok under the jeep.
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Old 08-29-2016, 12:55 AM   #4
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Same thing happened to me this weekend out on a trail. It took 6 hours towing/winching it out. It's at a dealer in Reno now while in back in San Jose ca.
I will share what they find tomorrow.
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I bet the shifter cable came loose from the shift lever on your transmission. Get a couple of zip ties, see if you can get it back in and zip tie it on. So you get get it somewhere to work on it.
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I took off the plastic and everything looked good. I loosened the cable attached the the stick and moved it all the way to park position. The thin metal cable was still attached, the key release.
It's like the car does not know its in park and won't start.
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I took off the plastic and everything looked good.
Did you also inspect the linkage underneath your Jeep?
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It was the linkage under the JEEP, I cant believe I missed that...

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