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Gear shifting is hard to impossible

When I bought my 2006 Vue manual transmission a couple of years ago, shifting was very smooth. 3 weeks ago, the shift completely stopped workiing: My Vue was stuck in 1st gear, and the shift was loose and literally flopping around. The dealership changed a cable, but the shifting is still hard. My Vue is 2 years old, and I have less than 25K milles on it. This should not be happening. I brought it back to the dealership. They said they changed something else. I went to test it, and the problem's still there. I asked the service manager to drive it, and he agrees that the shifting is wrong. He called me a couple of days ago and said they're going to synchronize the gears. Does this make sense? Shouldn't this have been done the 1st time?

I've been without my car for 3 weeks. I'm in a rental that's covered by the warranty, and I had to get Saturn corporate involved to make the dealership give me a rental.

Does anybody have any suggestions - please? Thanks.

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  • jillmarie Nov 02, 2008

    Thank you. I'll use your info when I follow-up with the dealership on Monday. The clutch is fine.

  • tweatherford Dec 22, 2008

    I have the same problem. My shift cable bushing ended up breaking. I you replaced that and it is still hard to shift. Would be intereseted in what you find out with yours.













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Synchronize the gears is what a trans does when you shift it, the part that makes this possiable is a part called a sycronizer ring, if they (4 of them) wear out prematurely then you end up with a hard shift issue, does this answer your question? I do assume your clutch is ok?

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