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1995 sunfire wont shift gear

Yeah, so my sunfire wont shift into high gear. Low gear its fine. Please helf.

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  • b_petz Sep 10, 2008

    automatic

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    If it is an auto trans run the codes, very likely a trans code will be stored

  • David Fleming May 11, 2010

    Manual or automatic trans?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    my 2002 sunfire when i put it in gear it clunks

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    comes out of gear when you come to a stop. shift into park or nutrel and it shifts fine all gears. does not always do it. any ideas???

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There were two different automatic transmissions in the Sunfire that year,the 3 speed trans designated the 3T40,and the 4 speed trans designated the 4T40.If your car has the 4 speed trans,there will be a circle around the "D" on your gear selector indicator.The 3 speed trans will not have a circle around the "D".The 3 speed trans works off of a cable called the TV or Throttle Valve cable.This cable should be checked where it engages the throttle body around the area where the throttle cable attaches to the throttle body,on the engine.If the cable becomes disconnected for whatever reason,the trans will not shift out of 1st gear in most cases.If the car has the 4 speed trans,this model trans is totally electronic,and the vehicle should have the codes pulled out.For every trouble code,there is a diagnostic route to follow to repair the malfunction.

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