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Older sorento needs new hand shifters

Shifters are damaged and need replacing

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Chances are good that they are no longer manufactured if it is more than 10 years old. Best advice is to take it to your local bike shop and see if they have the parts, or can order them and they can make sure they are compatible with the rest of the drive train (not all shifters are created equal)

side note: sometimes old shifters are not actually broken and just need a good cleaning and oil flush. They have grease inside which gets old and stiff and can cause the shifter not to "ratchet" properly between gears. I always try flushing them out with WD40 (this oil is great for cleaning and bad for chains cuz it has solvents in it). Often this will bring an old shifter back to life.

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