Question about 1997 Pontiac Sunfire
Please help teenagers with no car--the plastic (rubber) holder thing for the shifter cable is worn and will not stay on the metal. Cant put car in gear for work.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1995 sunfire wont shift gear
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.
Posted on Sep 10, 2008
SOURCE: shifter stuck in second gear
Your shift linkage has come undone. Jack the car up and climb underneath. You shift linkage is either com undone from the trans or you shift stabelize bad has come undone at the shift arm.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
okay so i fixed the problem myself, this is how to do it. take out the consol shifter bot shift knob. take off the connecting sockets to the shifter. pull up the carpet and follow the cable it goes through the fire wall on the passenger side both cables go through another boot there. take a flat screw driver and pry off the boot. feed the cables underneithe the plastic peice that go through under the dash. open the hood and take off the sockets connecting the cables to the transmission. they are in a bracket a little further down the line pull them out of that then you should be able to take the cable right out. assemble in reverse order
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
see if there is a shear pin that goes thrrough the connection. A shear pi is used to prevent evxcessive forcing and is supposed to break under conditions you described.. It is easily replaced with a new oin and light hammer. Good luck.
Posted on May 14, 2009
Go to autozone.com, register for free. Then you will have a full online repair manual for your Fiero.
What engine do you have? 2.5 or 2.8? Is this manual or auto?
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
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