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automatic gear shift lever hard to move from park to drive

Customer Question

automatic gear shift lever hard to move from park to drive on honda civic 1997
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  HondaPlatinum replied 7 years ago.
Ok was there any work done prior to this happening ?Have you spilt anything in the shifter?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
there was NO prior work done, nothing was spilt on the shifter! This stickyness has been getting worse over time it feels like metal to metal contact without lubrication!
Expert:  HondaPlatinum replied 7 years ago.
Ok the problem is the shifter cable itself is seizing where it connects to the transmission they rust up and start to seize this needs to be checked next
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

I am going to check the connection to the transmission, if that is the problem you will get

paid ASAP

Thank You

Expert:  HondaPlatinum replied 7 years ago.
No problem let me know sure it's binding or rusting
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

the proplem is NOT the cable.......I checked it out .......the only part where the shiftlever

is hard to move is at the very first part when the lever moves from "park to reverse"

after that the lever moves freely.

Could the problem be inside the transmission, when the parking lock is disengaged?

Expert:  HondaPlatinum replied 7 years ago.
Did you remove the cable from the transmission and see if it shifted and did not get stuck ,also could be where the cable is attached to the shifter in the car, have you checked that doubtful it's internal
in the transmission
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Expert:  HondaPlatinum replied 7 years ago.
Yes this all still leads to the shifter cable problem I'll see if I can post an exploded view of the cable

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