Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, Problem with shift lever '01 SLS in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; having issue with shift lever. When attempting to shift from Park, moving the lever first towards passenger, takes considerable force. ...
having issue with shift lever. When attempting to shift from Park, moving the lever first towards passenger, takes considerable force. Once moving down the selection range, moves as it should. Any input on what may be happening, what to look for, or just some plain 'ol lubrication is needed?
Automobile(s): White Diamond '03 DHS (with floor shift)
Re: Problem with shift lever '01 SLS
Put the shifter in drive or 3rd for better access and pull up on the shift knob. Once it is off, pry up on the wood panel. You'll have to unplug an electrical connector or two. Once that is off you should have access to the lube points or any other parts that need to be removed.
The side to side movement in the '98-'03 Seville is equivalent with the button press in the previous generation (or most of the cars).
In order to move right, the brake must be applied, this will unlock the mechanism so you can shift out of park. Look into the interlock mechanism, looks like you have an issue with it.
If you have even the slightest mechanical inclination, once you remove the wood trim on the central console your problem will become obvious, you can see all the movements.