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I am having a problem with the shifter on my 2010 GMC

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I am having a problem with the shifter on my 2010 GMC Acadia.

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the vehicle have a fuse that enables or disables the shifter?

Not sure that's the problem. There was a soda spilled in the console last summer and now with the cold weather it is sticking in Park.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Acadia yourself? What have you tried so far?

I can spray water on the shift handle and it will eventually go in gear.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: GMC
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GMC Mechanic: JFN1, ASE Certified Technician replied 5 months ago
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The soda that spilled in the column undoubtedly has the shift lock solenoid sticking in the LOCK position. Ultimately, the fix for this will be to get in there and replace the things that can be replaced. I'll have to research and see if the lock solenoid is serviced separately on this or not, but many times, this means replacing the shifter assembly. Is this something you want to try to fix yourself?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I can try, Why does it work when I spray water in the shifter? That's what the GMC dealer suggested I do.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Are you still there?
GMC Mechanic: JFN1, ASE Certified Technician replied 5 months ago

Yes, I am here. Helping several customers at once, sorry for delay.

Water is dissolving the sugar that's making it stick, but that's not a permanent fix. You'll never get it all out of there. A new shifter will solve this problem permanently for you.

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GMC Mechanic: JFN1, ASE Certified Technician replied 5 months ago

Did you get this worked out?

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