In the past I have successfully fixed problems with my 2002 Trailblazer from help on this forum and I'm rolling the dice on another issue. Last time we were able to change out the fan clutch motor and saved my pocket about $900 - $1100! Before that the CD player, before that we cleaned my butterfly valve which was causing hesitation, and we even changed my spark plugs. I didn't ask for help Everytime but I did it with help from threads on here. So I will listen closely and I am capable even though I have to take it slow. This time I have a new problem and need to actually ask for help instead of just reading prior instruction. Please help. I'm a financially broke disabled vet and this was my present to myself from Iraq after being injured during an ambush. Let's keep her going at 180,000 Miles!! =]
Okay, Here's the problem and what happened:
I stopped at a Railroad crossing as the barriers dropped and it looked like a slow moving, long train so I put the truck in park and let my foot off the pedal. When the train passed I put my foot on the brake and shifted into the drive position. It shifted almost too smoothly and only went into neutral. There wasn't the normal stops and clicks that it should have made. It didn't feel right anyway so I shifted into park. I tried to shift it back into drive after shutting the TB off and restarting it. The shifter wouldn't budge but I noticed it was still in neutral. The shifter stayed in the park position but since the instrument panel indicated it was actually in neutral (and it was) I pushed it off the road in the rain and busy highway full of angry drivers
who apparently were trying to spray me with muddy road water. I had it towed home and it's sitting out front still in neutral with the shifter fully forward in park. Anyone know what this could be? I don't have the cash to get it fixed
so I must do it myself. Ideas anyone? I figure it might be a linkage, cable, or something like that but I'm not sure and don't know how to check it. Thanks-a-million!!!
P.S. Good thing I didn't have trouble ON the busy track
. That could have been bad news Charlie Brown.