Hard to change gear into drive a; drives in park instead of drive gear. on 2002 Nissan Quest

Can not drive van in drive gear, but in the park gear. Hard to shift the handle into gears.

Asked by for the 2002 Nissan Quest
1 answer
My initial thought is that you have a shifter linkage issue. But I would want to confirm and repair that and recheck; hopefully no internal transmission issue exists.