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Trouble with auto shift lever


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#1 northguy

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 11:22 AM

1995 Legacy sedan
Automatic gear shift button is reluctant to depress when cold. After it is warm, it shifts as it should. Any ideas other than parking inside full time?

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 12:27 PM

Does it seem like it is that solenoid thingy that pulls in when you step on the brake? That interlock doesn't have a lot of force capability, so maybe if you can clean it up if it's grimy and use some graphite or other lube that won't attract dirt maybe that would help.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 12:34 PM

i'm not sure how it all works, i think i'd start by taking the shifter off and cleaning/greasing the button properly and checking the connections like porcupine says. fairly sure that's really easy to do, i've take them off before but never gotton into the button mechanism.

#4 Juan

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 09:26 PM

Pretty sure there was a recall on that lever because it could slip into reverse without pressing the button.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 10:01 PM

The recall was later.

Do a search here, as this comes up from time to time.


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Posted 27 September 2007 - 02:47 PM

The trouble is, apparently, not a lubrication problem. It may be, as someone noted, a sloenoid issue. Has anyone experienced this also? If so, how difficult is the fix?

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 08:07 PM

The trouble is, apparently, not a lubrication problem. It may be, as someone noted, a sloenoid issue. Has anyone experienced this also? If so, how difficult is the fix?


Look at the bottom of this thread at "related threads"

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