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My gear shift is extremely stiff in my 2005 Saturn Vue. So much so that my shoulder really hurts from trying to shift. It does loosen up sometimes, but this is the worst that it has ever been.

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The shifter cables needed to be replaced. Aamco fixed the probelm for $428.40 (incl: material, labor & taxes).

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You need to buy new shifter cables and replace them,that should fix it

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