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Dealer just replaced for $300 the transmission range switch for the automatic transmission. still have problems with the shifting, have to wiggle the shift stick to get the key out of the ignition. often get in den mileage display area were the different speeds are shown (P-N-R_D-3-2-1) a display were the 1 is a dash with a box around and a bar across (looks almost like a "don't drive" sign. went to dealer again, this time they tell me that the shifter assembly is bend and the spring broke. The problem i described here was the reason i went to the dealer in the first place when they replaced the range switch. Now they want another $400 to replace and repair that one. Cannot find any reference to the shifter assembly repair/replacement online. Any help?

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    Gabriel Horta Nov 03, 2013

    Could you please upload a picture of the spring ad how is mounted on the assambl/? I have the same issue.

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This is what dealers do, they fix the one problem and knowingly leave the other for another profit. Had they fixed this at the time of the repair, they would have had to charge you less, for being there already. This is how a dealer makes their big profits. I would take my car to a dealer like you selected, then take that knowledge to my local auto repair shop, then see how much he would charge, I will bet my money, your local shop will charge you 2/3rds less.

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