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Shifting from Drive to Park

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You rock the shifter all the way forward or backward. You hold it there until you get the gear you want. It has nothing to do with feeling the clicks.

I'm assuming that is the slow way to do it. I press the button and shove it forwards two clicks and goes from drive instantly into park. Same for park to drive.

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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

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You rock the shifter all the way forward or backward. You hold it there until you get the gear you want. It has nothing to do with feeling the clicks.
While this is true, I think a lot of people, (myself included), are afraid to, "muscle the lever" in order to do that. I've found if I'm really rough, I can shove it into park, and it will go in with one hard push. I'm just not very comfortable muscling an electronic shifter that way, so I baby it. I can't help but think over the lifetime of the vehicle, that would be somewhat detrimental to it.
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

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You rock the shifter all the way forward or backward. You hold it there until you get the gear you want. It has nothing to do with feeling the clicks.
Your '14 must have a different shifter than mine.

From Allpar: "When you pull it back to move into gear, the shifter does not stay in place instead returning back to the middle position. As you shift from Reverse into Neutral and then into Drive or Sport, the shifter clicks through the gears but always returns to the center position of the shift console."

Push the shifter all the way forward and you get park. Pull it all the way back and you get drive.
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Shifting from Drive to Park

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While this is true, I think a lot of people, (myself included), are afraid to, "muscle the lever" in order to do that. I've found if I'm really rough, I can shove it into park, and it will go in with one hard push. I'm just not very comfortable muscling an electronic shifter that way, so I baby it. I can't help but think over the lifetime of the vehicle, that would be somewhat detrimental to it.

It takes no 'muscling' and in no way is the shifter flimsy to give you the impression that's it's going to break into pieces. You just push/pull it until two clicks, just like how it's designed to be used. No wonder you're on here complaining about the shifter. You aren't comfortable using it correctly.

Do you use the auto up/down window switch? Or are you afraid that muscling it for two clicks is going to break the switch, so you hold it manually?......
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

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It takes no 'muscling' and in no way is the shifter flimsy to give you the impression that's it's going to break into pieces. You just push/pull it until two clicks, just like how it's designed to be used. No wonder you're on here complaining about the shifter. You aren't comfortable using it correctly.

Do you use the auto up/down window switch? Or are you afraid that muscling it for two clicks is going to break the switch, so you hold it manually?......
Mine sure as hell does. And I never said it gave me the impression it will ,"break into pieces". It just takes an abnormal amount of effort to make it happen. I think over a period of years that continual type of treatment of something that is electronically activated, can and will cause potential problems.

The windows are activated with a single finger, and require no excessive force to make them operate as intended. And as Snipe315 said, if this thing was so wonderful, and worked so effortlessly, they wouldn't be changing the design after such a short period of time. We've had auto trans shift levers for over half a century. This one lasted 15 minutes.
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

^^I never said it's wonderful. I agree, it's too gimmicky for what a shift lever should be. But I have driven 4 different GCs with this goofy shifter and never had an issue with it. That is definitely concerning and irritating that yours is stiff. I wouldn't want to get it checked because I couldn't stand the thought of them tearing it apart but I also couldn't live with that.
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

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Personally, I think a dial knob would have been better for these electronic shifters.
If Jeep employs a rotary knob, this will be my first and last Jeep.

Rotary knobs suck.

When I can flick from Park to Drive and back again in one shot with the current system, there's no way I'll want a rotary system that requires me to flick through all the gears in between.

No. Freaking. Way.

I'll take a push button system before I ever submit to a rotary knob.
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

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It takes no 'muscling' and in no way is the shifter flimsy to give you the impression that's it's going to break into pieces. You just push/pull it until two clicks, just like how it's designed to be used. No wonder you're on here complaining about the shifter. You aren't comfortable using it correctly.

Do you use the auto up/down window switch? Or are you afraid that muscling it for two clicks is going to break the switch, so you hold it manually?......
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Talk about exaggerating. Sheesh.
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If Jeep employs a rotary knob, this will be my first and last Jeep.

Rotary knobs suck.

When I can flick from Park to Drive and back again in one shot with the current system, there's no way I'll want a rotary system that requires me to flick through all the gears in between.
I agree with your statement on rotary knobs. Would never use.

That being said, your trans now also goes through all the gears, so an electronic rotary knob would be no different. You can't move your gear lever between P and D without hitting R and N. And how does going through the gears on a rotary knob differ from old style shifters that made you go through all the gears?
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I agree with your statement on rotary knobs. Would never use.

That being said, your trans now also goes through all the gears, so an electronic rotary knob would be no different. You can't move your gear lever between P and D without hitting R and N. And how does going through the gears on a rotary knob differ from old style shifters that made you go through all the gears?
My shifter absolutely goes directly from Park to Drive and back again - or at least so fast it doesn't matter. It pretty much jumps instantly between them. I shove the shifter all the way backward and it jumps intantly to Drive. All the way forward and it jumps instantly to Park.

Likewise, I can do the same thing between Drive and Reverse by not hitting the lockout button. The only time that doesn't work is when I occasionally accidentally push the button and end up in Park or don't push the shifter all the way forward and end up in Neutral.

If you're ticking through the gears between them, you're doing it wrong. You should be able to jump directly without noticeably hitting anything between.

The rotary knob would require my physically turning a knob to the appropriate gear like an old TV tuner. My wrist is never going to be as fast as a quick push or pull.
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These guys would do well shifting a Grand Cherokee. I think part of my problem is I need to light up a cigar before I back it out of the garage.

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These guys would do well shifting a Grand Cherokee. I think part of my problem is I need to light up a cigar before I back it out of the garage.

Maybe your skirt and heels are getting in the way?
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