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Re: older sorento needs new hand shifters
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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Its in the bonnet, on the right hand side (facing the front of the car) towards the windscreen under a black cover with 2 clips. It's removable and easily replaced. I find it unlikely that it needs replacing however. A more likely reason is the fuse for the glow plugs which is in the driver side footwell. (On a right hand drive car). The car book which came with the car details where all these items are.
1Remove the bolts and nuts that secure the center console around the gear shifter with a 1/4-inch drive ratchet, a metric socket and a Phillips head screwdriver. This will expose the rubber boot. Pull back any carpet as needed to make room for the rubber boot to be pulled over the gear shifter.
Turn the gear shifter knob counterclockwise to remove it from the top of the gear shifter. Pull the rubber boot over the gear shifter and place it on the floorboard.
Loosen and remove the retaining bolts at the base of the gear shifter with the ratchet and a metric socket.
Remove the gear shifter retaining ring with the pliers. Once the retaining ring is removed, you will now be able to pull the gear shifter lever straight up through the console hole. Inspect the bushing on the pivoted area at the bottom of the gear shifter lever. Remove all of the damaged bushing from the bottom of the gear shifter lever with the pliers.
Place the new bushing over the pivotal ball end of the gear shifter lever. Hold the gear lever with one hand and twist the bushing onto the ball end with your other hand until the bushing locks in place.
Reverse the same steps as outlined above to reinstall the gear shifter assembly and the center console assembly. Make sure that all of the retaining nuts and bolts are tight.
Lee, is it auto transmission? If so I have ran into this problem with many chevy trucks. One of two things, first check linkage to shifter, may either need adjustment or new bushings. Sometimes the gear selector doesn't engage/disengage fully and the key won't turn, or you won't be able to remove it from the switch. Next problem could be the ignition switch itself, it isn't impossible for tumblers within the switch to fall out of sequence, of get damaged from forcing positions with key not all the way inserted. This is a typical problem with us guys with strong hands, replace ignition switch, your problems will disappear. Meanwhile, be gentle inserting and turning that ignition key!!!! Especially on older vehicles.
The 2006 KIA Sorento is a smaller SUV
with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. This engine uses six spark plugs to run the
engine properly. There will be three spark plugs on each side of the
engine. All six spark plugs will need to be changed at the same time to
ensure that all six are working equally. The spark plugs are in plain
sight on the right and left side of the engine and have rubber wires
connected to the top of each one.
Insert the edge of the spark-plug gapping tool under the meal
arm in the center of the one of the new spark plugs and turn the gapper
until the number .038 is in the center of the metal arm. Repeat this
for all other new spark plugs.
Open the hood of the 2006 KIA
Sorento and remove a rubber wire from one of the spark plugs. Use the
ratchet and spark-plug socket to remove that spark plug from the engine.
Insert the new spark plug into the hole where the old plug
was. Hand-tighten the new spark plug until you are certain it is seated
properly, then tighten it further using the ratchet and spark-plug
socket. Replace the rubber wire to the top of the new spark plug.
Repeat for all other new spark plugs. Once you have replaced
all six spark plugs and replace the rubber wires to the tops of them,
close the hood.
First, try to isolate the trouble like you have... obviously the derailieur is moviong freely. Next, I would disconnect the shifter cable from the derailieur (make sure to mark previous position of cable) Next, shift the left hand grip to see if the grip moves freely, you've already replaced the cable, soooooo, disassemble the grip and grease or replace the grip shift unit...hope this helps
Most often, the shifter shaft seal is on the inside of the left-side engine/transmission cover. Check this with your repair manual. If so, you would need to remove the shifter assembly from the shifter shaft and then remove all the machine screws that hold the cover on and remove the cover (sliding it off the shifter shaft). If this is the case, you will also need a replacement cover gasket in addition to the shift shaft seal and it will be much less messy if you drain the engine oil first. Also, take care in re-installing the new seal and wrap the knurled end of the shifter shaft with tape prior to sliding the cover back on so it doesn't damage the new seal.