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Old 12-07-2017, 05:51 AM
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Froze shifter

Hey! I have a 2004 Mini Cooper non s. Its December in Michigan and everything is frozen. I got in my car this morning and my shifter was frozen solid. I’m curious if I need to add grease or something to the shifter bushings or something to make sure it doesn’t freeze. Any help would be awesome thanks!
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:55 AM
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:24 AM
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Are you sure its not the shifter cables rusted shut or something? Or maybe something internal? Your car has the Midland 5 speed transmission.

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Pop the cable ends off the shift tower of the transmission and move the shifter cables one at a time to see if either is seizing, if that doesn't bring any results you'll have a look at the shift lever on the trans, I've seen the bushing seized on them and make the car incredibly difficult to drive.
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