daughter spilled a slushie in gear shifter - now stickie anything i can do ?

Asked by Mar 07, 2016 at 11:58 AM about the 1998 Lexus ES 300

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i cleaned up best i could but the drink (slushie) got down into area can't reach
- now gear shifter is rough and feels stickie whenever i change gears. Any
suggestions how to help this out ? or fix it ?

4 Answers

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you'll have to remove what panels you can to access the area of the spill and clean it more.

335

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP_oZxZk2TM

Best Answer

Tom - what panels are u talking about ?

335

@Clarence, Tom is referring to the center console as shown in the video I posted above.. this would mean a deconstruction of the shifter panel/console, cleaning and whipping all the parts. The video goes into more detail. I mean there isn't a true easy fix in this instance.. No spray cleaner would do the trick and get into those hard to reach places. Would be a good family project to tackle..

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