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Old 01-12-2010, 10:59 PM   #1
davecoon13
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Default Hard 2 shift 4EAT gear lever into gear-- can this be lubed

I apologize for cross posting to Scoobytruck.com forum, but nobody responded to this post when I put it over there.

My wife noticed that the gear selector knob for the automatic gearshift on my 2003 Baja Sport is kinda hard to move from Park to Reverse recently. I did spill a Coke on it a while back and the outside temps have been well below freezing lately. Can this gear shifter knob be lubricated? I think I know how to remove the console, because I already removed it to replace the rubber tabs in the cup holders. Another thread on scoobytruck said how to replace the cup holders.

Is there an adjustment or can this just be lubricated? Should I use lithium grease or WD-40 or what should I use to lubricate it? Is it a tension adjustment or does it just need to be lubed?
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:14 AM   #2
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I would say you're probably going to have to remove the trim from around the shifter and get in there and see what's been gummed up. Probably from the coke spill.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:05 PM   #3
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I would say you're probably going to have to remove the trim from around the shifter and get in there and see what's been gummed up. Probably from the coke spill.

Yes, I know how to remove the cover since I used the scoobytuck instructions on how to replace my rubber cup holder tabs after the original ones tore out. The question is, what kind of lubricant is recommended? WD-40? Lithium Grease?
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:26 AM   #4
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Fixed! I went to the auto parts store and got an aerosol can of White Lithium Grease spray. I removed the plastic trim and sprayed underneath the mechanism as well as using the nozzle straw to spray around and into the gearshift and now it works as good as new!
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:07 AM   #5
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You should never try to lubricate the shift with cola,
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