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Old 01-09-2007, 11:26 PM   #16
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Ok what do you honestly want me to say? That you're dumb too??

*sighs*

That forum said it was FINE. It's not FINE. I have to exert pressure to move the damn gear shifter. Does that sound like fine to you?
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:28 PM   #17
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I was referring to the first forum I went to: http://www.carforums.net/
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It does sound fine. If you take everything off to clean the spill, it'll take a while and you still won't be able to get rid of all of it. Just relax, it'll clear up.
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:29 AM   #18
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I wonder if some contact spray would help loosen it up a bit?
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:58 AM   #19
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Ok what do you honestly want me to say? That you're dumb too??

*sighs*

That forum said it was FINE. It's not FINE. I have to exert pressure to move the damn gear shifter. Does that sound like fine to you?
You seem to think that everybody is in some way obliged to help you. You asked us for advice, and we supplied it. As did the other Forum!

And a bit ofspray will always help, as Talonchik suggested.....
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:13 AM   #20
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Your car shouldn't break, but I hate sticky-icky in my interior. I would remove the cover that the soda spilled on and clean it from the inside.

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Old 01-10-2007, 03:51 AM   #21
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If you are really worried, you could remove the plastic, and spray some brake clean on the linkage. If you can't see the linkage, you may need to get under the car.

I don't know what it would take to remove the plastic cover. Most likely it pops off, but it may have screws...
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:17 AM   #22
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Old 01-25-2007, 05:45 AM   #23
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its ok

I am sure nothing bad will happen it will prob. just be a little sticky for a while
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Old 01-28-2007, 04:52 AM   #24
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yea your screwed, spilled soda on the gearshifter usually f's up the transmission. get ready for a rebuild
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:29 PM   #25
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u may wanna try n steem clean it cos i spilt some stoof on my car 1'ce n well it stayed stiff till we gave it back (company car) just try n clean what u can out
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Old 01-28-2007, 02:34 PM   #26
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u may wanna try n steem clean it cos i spilt some stoof on my car 1'ce n well it stayed stiff till we gave it back (company car) just try n clean what u can out
Hang on a minute....if I read that correctly (it was quite difficult to read...), you are suggesting he steam cleans it? even though it's inside the car, and would controdict his problem in the first place? I mean, if he did ever come back here and grace us with his presence, I'm not sure he'd want to make the gear lever and surrounding areas soaking wet, as this could cause the problems that his spilled drink didn't....(Water and electrics tend not to go well together....)
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Old 01-28-2007, 03:16 PM   #27
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You may want to try and steam clean it because I spilled some stuff on my car once and well, it stayed stiff until we gave it back (company car). Just try and clean what you can out.
Fixed.

Also, the gear shifter will constantly be moving, if you rubbed the area that you spilled, it would eventually be fixed.
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Old 01-29-2007, 04:26 PM   #28
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Basically, that lever consists of just metal line in a plastic sheath that goes to the transmission, and a lever mechanism.

Soda's going to get into the mechanical linkage for sure. Won't cause any problems with the lever mechanism until it freezes one night. It won't shift into any other gear on you and if it does, the car will probably stop really fast.

If it gets into the metal line, which is unlikely since they are often sealed against getting crap in there in the first place to inhibit rust, then you've got a problem since it won't tension correctly and has the potential to screw with the trans.

I'd personally go in there and clean it. Rubbing alcohol is the best stuff for cleaning up that sort of mess since it dissolves everything. Avoid brake cleaner; it'll dissolve the plastic as well.

Don't spill soda in your car!

Oh yeah, and don't look for garountee's from people on mechanical forums. If you come here for advice, great. If you're coming here for emotional or mental support and can't differentiate between a troll and someone who's trying to give you good advice, then you should be flamed into the stoneage until you begin to realize that lesson.

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Old 01-31-2007, 12:15 AM   #29
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if u steem clean it most of water eveporates so ur ok
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if u steem clean it most of water eveporates so ur ok
You're a f*cking idiot. Go climb back under your rock.
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