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Sticky gear shift

A few months ago, my gear shift started to feel 'sticky' and hard to move. I checked the transmission fluid which was fine - it seemed to happen more when the car was cold. Then it stopped happening for a couple of months. It started happening again a few days ago, and today it got stuck in park and wouldn't move at all. The button won't depress all the way right now. Any ideas what is wrong?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Jeremy Spatrisano

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SOURCE: I had the oil changed and the manual transmission

I don't believe the transmission fluid being changed would have anything to do with the engine being dead. You could have a tranny with no fluid in it and the engine would still run. Wondering if your engine oil got changed correctly. I would pull out the dipstick for the engine oil and see how much is in there. If this is an error from an oil change place that has caused your engine to die because of their negligence, then you may have a legal issue on your hands. Good Luck.

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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michaelproch

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SOURCE: 2002 kia rio rxv check engine light came on again..

On my wife's car the mechanic said it was gas cap. (NOT!!) I cleared with an OBD reader and the code suggested a leak in the evatorator system. I found a steel tube that was routed over the weld flange of the gas tank. It went from the front of the car, down the drivers side, over the weld joing of the gas tank and into a charcoal evaporator filter on the passengers side near the rear wheel. The tube crossing over the gas tank crumbled when I touched it. I replaced it with a short piece of reinforced neoprene hose (to cross over the gas tank) and a couple of hose clamps. Cost of parts was about $5.00. Havn't seen Check Engine since. Good luck

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

roniecon

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SOURCE: 2000 KIA Spectra/Shuma 1.5 Auto Transmission not

It is the prnd indicator switch on the shift shaft of the transmission,or a shift solenoid,or the valves are sticking in the valve body,try some lube guard,added to the transmission,it is great for stuck valves.

Posted on Apr 24, 2010

ginajo

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SOURCE: The button on my Kia Sedona gear shift is stuck

I have the same problem, its the screw in the gear shift, take it to kia they will replace it,

Posted on Apr 11, 2011

Ironfist109

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SOURCE: My ac/heat started working only sporadically

  • They said "they thought you didn't have a leak" but charged your AC system? That is exactly the type of statement I expect to hear from them. Your AC system is sealed. If it never leaks it will never need a charge. They lied to you or that person was just that ignorant. To check for a leak you have to put the system under a vacuum and see if the system maintains the same pressure over a period of an hour at least. If it does not then you have a leak and if it does then you do not have a leak. No human can look and tell if there is a leak.
  • Now when you say the AC stopped working do you mean the blower is not blowing the cold air out? Or do you mean the blower is working fine but cold air is just not coming out of the vents? What do you mean "clicks on after a while." Do you mean like the compressor clicks on? Or the blower motor?
  • If the issue is the blower motor then this could be the blower motor resistor. What the blower motor resistor does is bias the different speeds by allowing more current through as you adjust the speed of the blower from low,med,high etc. When it goes bad sometime it goes bad gradually and one speed will go out and then another etc. Sometimes it just goes bad all at once.
  • If this is a compressor issue then you want to check the AC clutch relay under the hood in the relay panel. When you turn the AC on it should "click" right away to indicate it is on. If it does not click replace the relay.
  • If the AC does not blow all the time but when it does it is cold as it should be then your system is charged. If it blows warm then take it to a reliable honest mechanic and have them put some dye in the lines that will indicate where the leak is and provide honest assistance in the best way to repair it.
  • If you have any comments or questions please feel free to ask.
  • Thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony

Posted on Jun 12, 2011

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