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It's an '09 Force right shifter.
I've found a few related threads here:
I pulled the hood off and can see the issue. Parts (03) and (04) in the diagram in the second link, the pawls I think you would call them, just slip past each other, not engaging.
1) Can anyone tell me if I can in fact buy the parts to fix this?
2) Or, do I need to buy a new right shifter?
3) Any other ideas? Spray some lube in there? Blow some air?
Purchased this bike & groupset from a friend, so I can't really head to the LBS and ask about a warranty. I suppose I could call Sram customer service. Thought I'd check here and see if anyone could offer some help.
Note that there are two routing options for the rear derailleur. For your setup, try and use the one that results in less cable friction. Also, don't use grease to lubricate the cables - it gets sticky. Some books recommend using chain oil instead.
A friend of mine has same experience and he said "If you can't replace the broken shifter through LBS, it's only way to solve the problem is buy a new one."
Hope it helps.
Going through the bike several times and changing both gear wires, searching internet I found out that I forgot some ferrules on the gear housings in the hoods.
SRAM is awesome with warranty stuff. I've had two levers break (in two different ways on two separate occasions) that were replaced for free, no questions asked and had a new part in 3-4 days. I didn't even have to send in the old parts or prove I purchased them. For all they know I was just making it up.
The levers are simple enough to dismantle and reassemble. Maybe something came loose or got stuck? Couldn't hurt to rebuild it.
I'm not sure what the problem is & what I should try to fix it. This is on a cross bike but hasn't seen much use, only a few months, and definitely hasn't seen much abuse. Been a dry fall/winter so not much muck, mud, or rain.
This seems kind of crazy to happen so quickly. I hope it can be fixed. I've read some folks try flushing out the insides. Others have tried lubing things internally. I wonder if it could be related to cable tension?
I did buy it new so I could warranty it but, that's a big PITA to pull off the right shifter again just a few months after doing it.
Suggestions for trying to fix the sticky shifting?
if it's the latter, a lever reach adjustment can cause it, and you need to shorten the reach of the paddle. theres a little eccentric at the top of the paddle that controls it.
other possibility is the brake hood. it can affect movement, but on sram it's unlikely.
it could also be a broken return spring.
Good suggestions. I'll check all of those out.
When I push it left it goes all the way left, then comes about half of the way back. It hangs up so it's just a bit off the inside of the brake lever. I have to manually push it back, then it kind of clicks (but doesn't "click") back into position.
I do have the paddle adjusted a bit back already. I'll see if adjusting that helps at all.
I hope it isn't a spring or something broken. Wouldn't make me happy after just a few months.
I seem to have bad luck with ol' SRAM stuff, not sure why.
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