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1993 Chevrolet Lumina Base 4dr Sedan

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September 14, 2012, 6:30 am

Deborah E

Question: Steering column shift goes from being stiff to slack

The shift has been stiff for the past week but working fine - this morning the shift is freely but is too soft. The shift lever is shifting the transmission without a problem. Have I lost a pressurized fluid in the steering column and is this something I can remedy myself? Looked in the owners manual but it only goes over the act of shifting.

September 22, 2012, 8:52 pm

Elizabeth K

There isn't any pressurized fluid in the steering column. It is, however, a good idea to check the ATF level in the transmission, though it's not likely to cause the problem you're describing.

You may need to lubricate the shift cable in the steering column, here's some instructions:

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