2003 Olds Silhouette, 3.4L V6, auto transmission
Guys, the Mrs had a problem today with the Olds. She started the van, and moved the column shifter from park to reverse. On the way there, the resistance level of the shift lever dropped dramatically and it would not engage any gears. I suspect that the shift linkage is broken. Any other ideas, or is this the most likely candidate? I can’t test it because I’m on a business trip. Also, if it is the linkage, how much do you think it will cost? It seems to me that the parts should be minimal. Most of the cost is labor to get at the broken part. I told her to call the shop we usually use and describe it to them, and then have it towed to their shop. The shops is a mile or two from the Kohls the van is stuck in front of. She is getting it towed tomorrow and any help you can give tonight is much appreciated.