2003 Trailblazer 152K Miles
Issue: Truck was stuck in the parked position despite the shift lever moving when the brake pedal was depressed.
Potential Resolution: Dealer (Dealer Labor), Website (Your labor), Home Depot (Your Labor)
Tools needed: Adjustable wrench, Wire Cutters, Duck tape and Crazy glue.
I was missing the white grommet that goes inside the shift lever.
• Dealer - $92 for the part plus labor = Ridiculous went and actually got the part from the dealer. The little grommet was the only thing that I needed to get fixed, but they only sell the entire cable system.
• Website - http://www.atfspeed.com/store/index....index&cPath=21
Cost = $20. Require you to take the shift lever off and grind out the original pin. If you don’t have a grinder…this is not for you.
• Home depot - $2 + glue and duck tape…I actually only used one washer for 12 cents.
Before attempting any fix make sure you secure the wheels with a brick and use emergency brake.
The Shift Lever Grommet that comes inside of the Shift Cable was broken so the cable popped off the lever. When you move the lever back and forth it will not shift.
If you need to get the lever in to the parked position push it towards the front of the vehicle. I used duck tape and a zip tie to hold it in place until I could get a permanent fix. May last a couple days…Maybe.
Once I got to Home Depot I removed the shift lever
Below is a picture of the lever looks w/out the grommet. I recommend taking this in with you to home depot to make sure your sizes match perfectly.
Once it is off the vehicle you push the hose on to the end of the pin after applying glue to the head and shaft of the pin.
I also put some duck tape around the end to hold it in place and allow the glue to set. I always recommend having duck tape....it's a life saver.
Clip the end off the hose to only allow a ¾ to a ½ inch or so to stick out.
Reattach the shift lever and then attach the cable, add the washer and use the clip to secure the washer on to the hose. Make sure the hose has clearance to move back and forth.
Problem solved for $2