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Too old to bother repairing whats happening is either the gear linkage need resetting or most likely is the spring loaded ball bearing that locks into the indent in the selector rod has worn out .Either way a 1985 vehicle isnt worth the hassle of a repair although parts will still be available but this will necitate removing the gearbox to repair and then stripping it completely apart
Posted on Jan 03, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
your linkage on the transmission must be off. try having someone move the shifter while you watch the linkage arms under the car on the trans to make sure its all intact. it could be a loose or broken bolt on the trans causing it to not disengage from reverse this will cause it to not start.
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
SOURCE: shifter stuck in reverse
make sure shifter forks are lining up were they go? they fit into slots on the synchro/gear housing? and the cover has dowl pins to line it up ? autodoc
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
Your reverse light swicth is ether loose,bad or out of adjustment.The reverse is located on the trans.Also the shifter linkage might need to adjusted My first guess is the swicth.
Posted on Mar 15, 2010
SOURCE: Have an 05 cobalt with
CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL.IF OKAY.IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE YET TRANSMISSION FLUID AND FILTER CHANGE IS DUE AT 100000 MILES.IF ALL IS GOOD YOU COULD HAVE FAULTY TRANSMISSION RANGE SWITCH.HAVE TRANSMISSION CODE SCAN FOR TRANSMISSION FAULT CODES.
Posted on May 24, 2011
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