thanks guys for your input!
i'm kinda understanding what to do now, but i don't know how to even begin looking where the parts/microswitch are that i have to grease/clean. I am trying to save some money here, cause i don't have extra $$$$$ to keep throwing into my car.
i think it's weird, cause my mechanic said for my type car with my mileage 178K, said it was normal. I never believed that, or feel that's a good enough answer. So any diagrams or links to websites or whatever (books to buy?) would be most helpful! i really, really, appreciate the help. I am just a beginner but hope one day to understand this better.