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Old 06-22-2011, 04:16 PM
pouch1959 pouch1959 is offline
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Default Automatic shift is stiff.

I have a 2007 Sport 4X4. Automatic transmission.
The shift at the control arm (on the steering colum) is quite difficult to shift. Is that a transmission problem or something mechanical between the control arm in the cab and the transmission? Doesn't feel like it is in the transmission but not sure.
Do I just have to lubricate something?
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:15 PM
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Default Re: Automatic shift is stiff.

I am working on this same problem with mine ('00 3.0 auto).

I was underneath the truck one day and unbolted the shift cable bracket and was able to easily shift by hand the mechanism on the transmission. So I would agree it's not a transmission issue but a linkage issue.

I have now taken the column trim and half the dash apart to get to the linkage. Sprayed some WD-40 in there but it's late so I'll look more at it tomorrow.
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