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Shifter Issues
Posted by Ed W [Email] (more from Ed W) on Wed, 23 May 2018 06:39:12
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After leaving my 09 Aero V6 6spd with valet parking at Logan airport last week, my wife drove back to Maine complaining that the car was difficult to shift. When I checked it out, the shifter was clearly not right and shifting into first was a crapshoot because the reverse lockout was not working. Shifting into to second was a similar random event.

I popped the boot off and found the reverse lockout sleeve on the shifter shaft had separated into its 2 parts. I put everything back together, including the springs, and the shifting was much better, but still not perfect. Shifting into first is still iffy and I sometimes have to hunt to find it. Same with reverse and sometimes second. Visually, everything about the shifter appears OK, but clearly something is wrong.

I have 2 questions.
1 - Can someone unfamiliar with the reverse lockout mechanism cause damage while trying to force the shifter into reverse?

2 - What else could be causing these symptoms?


Ed W
09 Aero 6 spd AWD
and 6 others in the past






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