07 Jeep Grand Cherokee wont shift past neutral
So my wife apparently absentmindedly shifted the car into drive before turning the car on. She says it didn't take excessive force or anything, but it was right after she got a flat and had to sit around for an hour for someone to save her, so who knows lol.
In any case the issue is that i cant shift it back into park, or keep it in reverse. If i push the shifter into reverse and hold it there it does shift into reverse and allow me to move, but it wont stay in reverse or go all the way back to park. I can start and stop the engine in neutral, shift into drive and use the 'sport' shift to change gears.
Anyone know how to fix this? I haven't tried applying too much force to the shifter for fear of breaking something.
Its a base model 07 Grand Cherokee without the 4wd and a 3.7L six cylinder.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated!