Re: Transmission shifting
Is the ground on which you parked a bit sloped? On a sloped ground, when you stop and put the car in park, it rolls and stops. When this happens, I have noticed on pretty much all vehicles I have driven (automatic tranys), it takes a bit of effort to shift from P -> R -> D. I think it is normal. I have made it a habit for many years to stop, shift to nuetral, push/pull parking brake and then shift to park. Try that and you should see that it will not be "hard" when shifting away from park. If it still requires an effort, then a trip to the dealership might be necessary.
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2008 Porsche Cayenne S
2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cab
2002 Aprilia SL1000R
2000 Porsche Boxster & 1998 ZJ (both sold)