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shifter problem with auto

This is a discussion on shifter problem with auto within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; hey guys... i guess not really a problem but an annoyance. The plastic button in the shifter seems to be ...

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    shifter problem with auto

    hey guys... i guess not really a problem but an annoyance. The plastic button in the shifter seems to be sticking out to far. If i dont push it just right it will get stuck and not push in smoothly... I can pretty much stick my finger tip in the button from underneath when its all the way out(theres the little open space underneath from the molding process i guess) . Hard to explain but maybe you know what i mean.

    Any tips on how to remove and fix this part?

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    anyone?

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    I have a Firebird shifter on my car, don't know if there's a way to fix what you're talking about without getting a new one. Try taking it off so you can get a better look at it. Turn the key on so you can move the shifter back, remove the small "staple" midway down the front of the handle with a small screw driver or needle nose plyers, pull handle straight up. Maybe you can file the plastic button down, lubricate it or something???? Hope this helps...

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    it may have somehow popped out over some plastic retainer or whatnot... I bet if you pull it off like 2001nbmz28 says, you can just reassemble it properly...

    also, you can get aftermarket shifters too...

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    ok thanks guys...

    before i break it though, what does the plastic button hook onto? a cable , pushrod? dont want to drop something down in there and have to dig further

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    okay man, if you take off the shifter (which will NOT break anything,) you will see a metal rod, which is the main linkage, and inside the rod, is a secondary metal 'button' on top... the button on the side of the shifter simply pushes that down...

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    thats a big help! just didnt want any flying parts lol...

    thanks guys! gotta fix it soon

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