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Shifter button on 97 malibu is hard to push in on cool mornings

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There is a rod the runs from the end of the button on the shifter underneath the center console. sometimes on cold mornings my malibu did the same thing. it turned out that the links were worn down. there is grease that lubricates the links on some cars and you just moght have to take it to the shop to replace some linkage pins.

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  • brooksdad200 Oct 03, 2009

    there is a rod the runs from the end of the button on the shifter underneath the center console. sometimes on cold mornings my malibu did the same thing. it turned out that the links were worn down. there is grease that lubricates the links on some cars and you just moght have to take it to the shop to replace some linkage pins.

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