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How do you replace the shift cable on a 92 cavalier it a 5 speed sport

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Remove the console, pull the carpet back, remove the cable from trans and pop the grommet out of the firewall, remove the cable from the shifter, install in the reverse order and adjust it when you are done

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SOURCE: cavalier 5 speed shifter or cable wont work

First check the clutch master cylinder to see if it's low on fluid, if it is, use dot 3 brake fluid to fill it, (trust me it's brake fluid, I"ve been working on cars for 51 years.) It's mounted on the firewall right at the clutch.
Check for leaks from the master cylinder to the slave valve ( which you have to get under the car to do so). If the master cylinder was empty, you'll need to bleed the system after filling it. On the valve there is a bleeder screw, loosen it, catch the fluid in a jar till there is no more air bubbles, tighten screw up.
If you still have the same problem, then there is either a slave valve problem,or clutch and/or pressure plate problem. It's cheaper to change the slave valve first, then take it from there providing the valve is external and not internal.

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SOURCE: 1997 chevy cavalier 5 speed makes a popping noise

Unless I'm way wrong. 4 cyl, front wheel drive? Your constant velocity joint has either lost its boot, losing all the grease or the joint is worn out. This is a repair for experienced gear heads. Not for amateurs.

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can be you pressure plate is bad or throw out bearing bad . check fluild in reservor on firewall. will it change gears not running?

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SOURCE: 97 Chevy cavalier 2.2l 5 speed. Can't figure out

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