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: Frozen dildo gearshift problem!!

12-27-2003, 12:47 AM
Yeah, I got the dildo gearshift and like it, but I am encountering colder temps. in the Chicago area (I know I am not experiencing -25) like you crazy Canadians, nonetheless, in the morning, I can push the shifter down, but it won't shift into gear. I have to really jam on it and I am afraid that if I jam on it too hard, it feels like it could snap!! The car has to really be warmed up for it to work regularly. In the warm weather, no problems at all. Has anyone else been experiencing this, or do I need to take the damn car in, or should I put on the stock gear shift until the warm weather again?? :confused:

12-27-2003, 03:48 AM
I don't think it's your dildo that is doing that. I'm assuming that you have Autostick? My Autostick has trouble selecting gears every once in a while when it's cold and the tranny hasn't been warmed up. I don't think it's the tranny itself though, cause if I put the car in drive, it'll go just fine, so I don't think it's the tranny fluid either. I think the electronics just has trouble making sense of things when it's so stinkin cold. Does your just stay in neutral when it can't find a gear? Mine will feel like it's in neutral and start to roll whichever way the incline tells it to.

Snorton Norton
12-27-2003, 10:28 AM
Whelp, if your standard shifter works okay in this cold weather, then I don't see any reason that the dildo shouldn't either - it's just a different method of engaging the linkages. I say you might need to readjust the mount to work properly. Also, did you remove and NOT use one of the two springs that was supplied with the dildo? Can't remember which spring, but one of the two MUST NOT be used - just won't work with it in place (which Intreper informed me of). Once doing that and adjusting the mount screws properly, I've yet to experience any problems at all, and the dildo has been in place for over 6 months now.

The dildo has been a five-star purchase for me! NEVER will I stick that big, bulky OEM shifter back on!

12-27-2003, 04:12 PM
What part of Canada is getting -25!!??? That's North West Territories cold!!! It is +5 or (40 C) today. I vacuumed and checked my brakes outside today even. You might have to sit on your dildo to get it warmed up.

12-27-2003, 10:07 PM
Yeah, see, I already tried mounting myself on the dildo shifter, no dice...yeah right, anyway, I might need to "readjust" the dildo and I did use one of the springs, I also noticed that I have had some problems in selecting gears in autostick when it is cold, can the trans need that much time to warm up for it to work properly, that doesn't make any sense?? As far as the weather up in Canada ay, what part is only 5 degrees, that sounds too warm at this time of the year, maybe in the summer do you get such warm weather!! :crazy:

12-27-2003, 10:30 PM
I'd be livin' in Southwestern Ontario. We've had barely any snow this winter so far. Gotta love global warming eh.

12-29-2003, 09:42 AM
mine is a column shift, I have had the same problem. I have to jiggle it pretty hard and it will eventually go into gear. only happens when its real cold out.. im thinking the linkage freezes or something like that.

12-29-2003, 12:55 PM
YOu guys might want to try and using some grease on the shifter linkages.

12-29-2003, 07:42 PM
Originally posted by INTREPER
YOu guys might want to try and using some grease on the shifter linkages.

My problem only happens in Autostick mode. If I put in drive, it'll go. If I drop it back in Autostick, it goes into neutral. After I drive it for about 2 blocks, it goes away. And again, it only happens once in awhile (like once a week, depending on how cold it is).

12-29-2003, 08:36 PM
wow, thats truely weird. You might want to have that checked out.

12-31-2003, 12:30 AM
Hey, I finally figured out the problem with my gear shift, I wasn't pressing the brake pedal down at all when I was trying to shift, no wonder it felt like the damn shifter was going to snap!! JUST KIDDING :crazy:

12-31-2003, 01:13 AM
All this talk about greasing my cold dildo linkage is getting me hot and bothered!

12-31-2003, 01:31 AM
Hey, how do you greese your dildo linkage, it seems like it would be HARD to grab the long linkage and rub all the way down and then up again?? Is that the way you do it, would it like it that way? :mg: :wow: