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2001 Volvo C70 Question: The button on my gear shifter gets stuck, and I have to pound it with my fist to

 

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salzacc, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo, College Station, TX, February 01, 2013, 21:29
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get it unstuck. Shoule I use WD40? or graphite? to squirt it into the button.

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    February 01, 2013, 21:47
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    WD- 40 would be the best with straw attached wash it out well while working button.

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    salzacc, February 01, 2013, 22:18
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    Thanks. I'll try WD40.

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    pushrod, February 01, 2013, 22:20
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    It's good stuff!

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    February 02, 2013, 05:15
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    I agree with wetry

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, February 09, 2013, 15:38
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    This is a common issue because the plastic around the button starts to crack and cause the button to jam, or the shift-lock cable is jamming because the release button is jamming. I always replace the knob if that is bad or un-jam the release button to fix it, but you can give the WD-40 a chance first. Let us know if that works.

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