Shift detent sticks in the morning.

Tiny
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  • 1996 FORD THUNDERBIRD
  • 107,000 MILES
The shift lever detent button sticks in the morning. After pressing on the brakes and forcing the detent it is easier as I drive and is ok until the next morning. I sprayed WD-40 in between the side of the detent and the shift handle and it did not help.
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Friday, October 7th, 2011 AT 2:35 AM

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Tiny
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Make sure everything is tightened properly. Pull the console and make sure everything engages properly.
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Friday, October 7th, 2011 AT 2:43 AM
Tiny
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Took out the console and found a dime hindering the shift lever. However, now the voltmeter does not work (it was working before); any ideas; was it related to my effort on the detent button? I checked the fuse and it is fine.

Thanks,
Dennis
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 AT 7:09 PM
Tiny
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You may have knocked the wire loose.
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 AT 11:47 PM

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