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Dodge Neon Hard To Shift

Q. HI!! I have a 1995 Dodge Neon and my gear shifter sticks when I try to put it in park! I also have a very hard time switching it from park to drive or drive to reverse. Also when I do put it in park, my car tends to roll back. What can I do to fix this?

Thank you!!

A. For a car to roll a couple of inches in PARK is normal. There is some play in the parking pawl so there's no avoiding it.

As for the hard shifter movement, I would check the shift cable adjustment and the shift pivot points. They may need to be cleaned of have some bushings replaced. It is also possible the shift cable is binding in its housing.

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