Um...I think I know what hes talking about to an extent, but I don't know how to fix it, it's almost as if it's harder to slide the shifter. Mine does it when its cold, but not to this extent, I still only have to just touch the brake to change gears.
Imagine the shifter is in a liquid, at "normal" temps, it slides fine, but when its cold it's almost as if this imaginary liquid is getting thicker making the shifter harder to slide along.
I don't know if it's related to the same problem or what the fix is, but I think that's what the OP is referring to ....I could be wrong though.
I have to depress the brake as hard as I can to get the shifter to move.
I believe that there is usually a grease inside the cable insulation. That gets old, and the cable doesn't slide as well... I am guessing a little bit, but it is common on some speedo cables and such.if it's the cable, how can it get harder in colder weather?
I also had this prob. but only 1 winter - and since then it has been normal in all other years...weird.
That is precisely what the brake-shift interlock does. It prevents the button from being depressed so that the shifter can't move from Park. It doesn't hold the actual shifter in the Park position.Hello, I guess I should have made my issue a little more clear. The problem is not actually shifting but pressing the button on the shifter, I must use two hands to squeeze it, in fact, it is so hard to get the shift button to engage that if a thief was going to steal my car, they probably would just give up trying to get it out of park!