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My kia rio wont run on drive need to put on 2nd gear ghen move it up to drive then runs well could this be the shifter silenoi and where is it located i already changed filter for trany

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You should take it to a transmission shop unless you know transmission. too much can go wrong!

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there is a bushing that keeps the shifter tight it shhould be under the car right under the shifter linkage before the linkage connects

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SOURCE: 2003 kia rio I changed the fuel filter the car

had similar problem, 2003 rio 1.6l idle fine and die when trying to accelerate or lurch and die ran fine in reverse change timing belt,wires plugs, had codes for multi cyl misfire and low injector voltage, still same lurch and die. try wiggle test on sensor plugs and main engine harness between battery and engine . i did this and found car smoothed out,tried wiggle again and car died,took harness apart where i wiggled it and found broken wire to crank sensor.good now

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SOURCE: Need to replace the shifter cable on a 2003 PT Cruiser

Have the EXACT same problem. 2005 Pt Cruiser w about 88,000 miles. Became hard to shift when cold and then bam ....something broke. Moves freely. I know I'm going to get screwed on this... what should it cost to have it fixed. The guy at a shop close by (figured close to make towing easier) started into this 'its a dealer only part and blah least an hour .... " He's going to send an estimate tomorrow. I'm in E. metro Atlanta

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