Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tompkins, Newfoundland, Canada
Re: Sticky Splines?
Not sure if you still have the problem but my 06' has 39,000 miles and developed the same problem. I took it to my dealer in Moncton and on to Montreal. Both dealers thought it was internal. I took it to Quebec City dealer and the mechanic was able to fix the problem in 1/2 hr. When you take off the outer plate and unhook the linkage, there is a part with a sleeve and a bolt running through. This was very sticky. He removed this part, took it apart, sanded and lubricated the inside, and my problem was solved. I have driven about 1000 miles on my way home and it's perfect. Hope this helps.
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