Report: Gear shifter goes from park to drive with no effect. Won't engage the transmission.
Oldsmobile Silhouette Problem
Average Mileage: 166,143 mi (140,286 mi - 192,000 mi)
Called a tow truck to tow me home because I was stranded at a bank. Engine would start but transmission would not engage into any gear and the shifter lever could be moved from park to low drive with no effect.
Solution : Remove the air filter assy and you will see the linkage loose on top of transmission.
Reach way in there and push linkage back on to transmission arm . YOU WILL HAVE TO PLACE SHIFTER INSIDE TO THE RIGHT POSITION TO GET IT TO LINE UP. Push it back on and you can drive now !
Happened two times to me in 6 months so far. I assume the linkage end is worn out causing it to pop off transmission.
I baby it now and no problems. Happens only when shifting from reverse to drive too fast.