Shifter is stuck in park

Tiny
MICHY62069
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  • 2007 CHEVROLET COBALT
  • 40,000 MILES
Hi guys. I have a 2007 Chevy cobalt that won't shift. It is a automatic and a 4 cylinder. The linkage in stuck in neutral while the shifter is stuck in park. The car will not start and I don't know what to do. Please be specific because I am a girl and have no experience with cars.

I have done nothing to this so waiting for reply.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 AT 2:33 AM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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So the car rolls with the shifter in park and you cant move the shift lever? Do you have dash light? I am thinking bad battery but that does explain the neutral issue.
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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 AT 3:22 AM
Tiny
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Ok I took the center counsil out and discovered it had a saftey that allowed you to move the gear shifter. I then pulled the cable and it came all the way out. I know it isn't suppose to do this and now I have a challenge of putting a new cable in. Now I have no idea how to do this but am glad you guys can help. I can get the car to shift using the linkage and don't see that it is bent. I just don't understand how the cable broke. The cable isn't that expensive but is there anything else I need to replace while I'm in there as a precaution? I don't want to get the cable in and have it break again if something is malfunctioning.
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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 AT 6:02 AM
Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

Here are the instructions to install the shift cable and where to make an adjustment at. Here are the diagrams.

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 AT 1:15 PM
Tiny
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That did the trick I got the cable in and replaced the battery I cant believe these went out at the same time but hey the car is running now thanks!
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Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 AT 1:16 PM

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