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This morning I pulled over to clean my rear window. When I went to move the gear shifter from 3 to P, it would not go past R. So I moved it back down to 2 and tried again this time it went straight thru with no problem.

Now this afternoon, it did the same thing. I did have my gear shifter bushings changed about 4 months ago. Is there anything that I should look at first? Any help is appreciated!!! Thanks.
 

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Does the shift linkage feel loose? No free play apparent? I'd guess that a shift linkage bushing fell out. Those things are HARD to get in and it may not have been installed completely and one fell out??

The only other thing I could think of that is easily checked is the linkage on the transmission to which the shift lever rod attaches. Loose bolt?
 

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Sounds possible. I'll have to get under there and examine this evening. The shifter still feels tight though.
 
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