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Originally Posted by theredboat View Post
I did clean and lube the control, however I have not changed the cable. I will first try your idea of removing the cable to test if it's the transmission or cable. Then I will see if I need to replace the cable. If it's the transmission, I'm guessing I might be out of my league for fixing it. Or is there a simple solution to loosening it?
Be VERY careful where you spray PB Blaster -- it will eat right thru seals and cause you lots of grief (it's great stuff, except when it gets into/onto places it shouldn't). SD's recommendation is spot on - also make certain there are no sharp bends in the control cable. How's the casing on the cable? Does it look damaged anywhere? I just replaced mine and shifting is now super smooth. Replace it -- Murphy says it will break when you least want it to! It's not hard to do, but resist the temptation to go with a lighter (i.e,. cheaper) cable. On my P30, the cable is 5/16" and 9' long. Cost was roughly $140. Yours may be different!

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