bear.1216 9/4/2013Automatic or manual. Does shifter move or stuck. PT Cruisers do have problems with the shift cables. The bushings wear out where the cable attaches to the transmission linkage. The cables can pop off of linkage and prevent shifting. If this happens the shifter would be very loose. Every PT Cruiser and Neon should have this checked. Automatic shifter could be same issue. Also check shift interlock. The shift interlock locks the shifter in park until the brake pedal is pressed. If the interlock was not released and you tried to force it you may have broken the shifter button.