2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Q&A
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Question: Cannot shift into reverse, why?
Does it feel like it shifting correctly and doesn't move when you accelerate? Or does the shift linkage feel different? - Bret Bodas
Mine is having the same problem. All the forward gears work fine, but I can't shift into reverse. If I play around with \it a bit, it will eventually work (so far) - cmk13
i just fixed this problem for one of my customers pt. the bushings it the end of the shift cables are junk. the pt cruiser are bad about it. i put a new set of cables on it worked great,,,,,,,,,, - Visitor
Remove the air cleaner and the air cleaner box have a partner move the shifter you will see the bushings at the joints that are worn out I made my own on my lathe they just snap in - Visitor
Replace gear shift cable - Visitor
its your linkage cable, probally the bushings on the end of cable they are rubber and errode to heat and age. you just cant buy bushing the dealer says you have to buy whole new cable . NOT WRONG BUDDY, GOTO WWW.BOOGERBUSHINGS.COM ORDER A 20.00 BUSHING AND INSTALL IT YOURSELF, I DID MINE IN 15 MINUTES EASIEST AND CHEAPEST REPAIR EVER, NOW THE CAR GOES N REVERSE AND ALSO TIGHTENED UP THE OTHER GEARS. - javandever