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    Default 1997 silverado cant get into gear

    I have a 1997 checy silverado 4x4 z-71 ext cab. When i got to put my truck into gear either reverse or drive the shifter gets stuck and wont go into a gear, i have to shake the truck back and fourth to finally get it into drive. I think its a linkage issue, im not sure how to fix it or how much its going to cost me to get it fixed or if its just something easy i can do myself. Any suggestions, Does this make any sense??

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    Aug 2011


    well question, what happens when you put the truck all the way down to first?
    Stephen- Massachusetts
    2001 Chevy Silverado

    Dear Members, I'm not a certified mechanic i just have a decent knowledge and about 4 years of hands on experience, I'm no way close to a expert but I'm trying to give my best input so bear with my responses please, thanks

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    check the linkage bushings..

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    Your truck is supposed to require the brake application to put it in any gear. If I were you, with what you are saying, I would check that circuit out.

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