AW4 Shifter Stuck in Neutral and Drive HELP!
My girlfriend and I recently purchased a 1989 XJ Wagoneer Limited with an AW4 transmission and NP242 transfer case. Today, while driving it I ran into a strange issue with the transmission shift lever. Here are the symptoms:
Transmission itself shifts fine through all gears. However, I physically cannot get the shift lever to move to Park, Reverse, 3rd, 2nd or 1st gear. All I am able to select are Drive and Neutral. I have the shift lever button depressed and have applied an extreme amount of force to the shift lever and again, it physically will not move into any other gear but Drive or Neutral. The button itself does not click when depressed as it used too and it feels like the button has no resistance when depressed. Any one have any tips as to what would cause this????? I don't think it is an issue with the trans itself because as I mentioned above, the trans shifts silky smooth through every gear while driving. Just the shift lever seems to be stuck in concrete now. This is one of our daily drivers so any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!
1999 XJ SE - Sold
1989 XJ- Sold
1989 XJ Wagoneer Limited
1993 XJ Sport