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97 cavalier 2.2

I have a 97 cavalier 2.2 l engine .. automatic tranny when i put it in drive or reverse then try and put it in park it would still say reverse on the gauge .. i can go outside on the tr switch and manually push towards drivers side on the cable and put it in park .. could this be the cable or could it be the tr switch needs a alignment

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    andrew mccorkle Jan 19, 2009

    thank you where would i get the alignment tool .. cause the dealer ship cant get it and i called kentmore tools and it would cost 1053.00 i can go buy a whole tranny and engine for that lol ? so by manually putting the car in park from switch it just needs alignment?



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If the car goes in to park and fully engages then it selector needs alignment. Thats very common.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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    James Bradburn Jan 19, 2009

    You must be talking about realign the transmission it self that would cost. If there was anything spilled on the selector then the problem will not go away till its cleaned up inside the guage.

    Really its not any problem but just bugs the person that owns it. Here is a site that may help you with this.

    But like i said if it fully engages the gears then there isnt really no dangers of this.



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