1996 Honda Civic Shifts hard out of park

Tiny
TCHOURB1
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  • 1996 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 114,675 MILES
Hello, I have an issue with my car. It shifts hard in and out of Park but all the other gears are smooth shifting.I was wondering if I could get some input?
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 AT 1:06 AM

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Tiny
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Very, very, very common issue.

The shifter linkage pivot near the transmission needs to be lubed up.

Follow the shifter linkage underneath the vehicle, you will see a little bracket covering it up where it goes into the transmission. I believe it's 4 12 mm bolts. Remove the cap/cover and you will see the pivot and the cable. Get some penetrating fluid and soak it while shifting back and forth (either have a friend inside the vehicle or you can do it by hand by pulling the cable). Eventually you will feel it start to loosen up.

Goodluck.
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 AT 7:28 PM
Tiny
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Thanks !
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 AT 8:06 PM

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