Question about 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
My car, a 98 cavaier 5 speed manual transmission (stick shift), is not able to shift to reverse gear and I can only drive it with 3rd and 4th gear. This mornig I noticed the stick jumped out of 5th gear by itself while I was driving on the highway. then shortly after that i noticed the stick itself was loose while it was in neutral, more than usual. please help!!
Sounds like the shifter linkage has worn and not working properly need to lift in air and inspect the linkage
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
I seriously doubt that the problem is in the transmission. The linkage is at fault, a retaining clip has probably went bye-bye preventing the linkage cables from doing their job. Your best bet is a GM dealer with factory trained techs. They will have the parts on hand too.
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
I'd say it could be just an old worn down shifter. Mine was bad too on my 01 cavalier 5 spd. It was so bad that when I shifted to 5th it seemed like a was reaching for the glove box. I put a new short throw shifter in and problem solved.
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