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Shift lever moving very freely up and down, lost tension. Shifts OK and still must pull forward to go into park.

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  • carbeau Aug 23, 2008

    Was a spring in the shifter, a $11 part.

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Stretched shifter cable i believe

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

  • Ronnie Houston Aug 23, 2008

    great glad its ok now

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