Shifter just came off in my hand!!!
Allow me to start off by saying that dodgeintrepid.net is fantastic. I just found the website today and have spent the past hour or so trolling through all of the information here.
There are two parts to my post, an introduction and my problem..
I live close to Toronto, Ontario and drive a 1998 Chrysler Intrepid ES (I should probably post some pics up, I'm very proud of my car :bigsmile: ) Since owning this car, I have very few problems and really enjoy driving Chrysler vehicles.
Yesterday, the temp in Toronto dropped to about -25 or so. Usually when it gets this cold, I have a problem shifting my car into gear. It almost feels like the shifter is frozen. Normally, after I apply some additional strength, it will pop into gear and I'm good to go.
I got into my car yesterday and the same thing happened. Only this time, the shifter wasn't budging. I applyed a little more pressure to coax it out of the "Park" position....and..sure enough...the shifter popped off and into my hand.
Scared the heck out of me!
After realizing that nothing had actually "broken", I put the shifter back on the exposed shifter rod, but now I can't put my car into any gear at all!
The shifter moves through all of the gears, but the car doesn't actually "shift" into gear....I don't know what to do! I've tried removing the Allen screw, putting the shifter back on and then screwing in the Allen screw..but that doesn't seem to work!
Any ideas of what might have happened would be greatly appreciated and thanks for taking the time to read my problem!