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Old 01-16-2013, 08:20 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by hcollins View Post
Anyone else have a problem in which the shifter leans to the right a bit at start up but fixes itself later presumably after the car and transmission have warmed up. Usually when the lever is in neutral it is between 3 and 4, but with this issue, it is pushed over in line with 5. This is not a big problem but shifting into third becomes tough because I have to find it first.
Yeah it's some spring inside the trans sticking. Can't remember what it's called but its common and I have it too. Super annoying and makes me suck at driving while my car is cold.

It's fixable but I think it's difficult. Try searching its been covered.
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