I have a 2002 Dodge Durango 4WD that will not go into gear. I temporaily fixed the problem. The mechanism in the steering column is not engaging when you press the brake. Could you please tell me how to fix this problem for good.
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2002 Dodge Durango Question: Won't go into gear
Answer #1Superbob December 29, 2010, 11:13Master
I really can't give you much advice on this vehicle because I don't have good information about the steering column and the shift interlock machanism.
I think it works by the the brake switch energising when you step on the brake and that unlocks the shift lock mechanism electrically. Check to see if the brake lights work, that would tell you whether that part of the system is OK. If there are no brake lights, check the fuse and the switch, check power at the switch if any doubt. If that's no help, you'll need to find a manual (public library?) or an auto parts store to get some details. I can't imagine how you fixed this temporarily unless you just don't turn the key to the locked position..
You may need to find a Chrysler specialist, here's a directory link for you:
Answer #2Visitor, February 15, 2011, 14:00
DID YOU TRY SPRAYING WD-40 ON PIN TO LUBE.I JUST TRIED THIS AND IT SEEMS TO WORK.BUT DONT KNOW HOW LONG IT WILL LAST.