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Why does my 1991 chevrolet cavalier slams in the diff section when shifting the gear lever from park to drive and or reverse?

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Check your engine and trans mounts sounds like you have a bad mount allowing motor to shift up pop hood and look at engine while someone puts in gear see if engine comes up or kicks back it should only move slightly

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1991 Ford F150 won't shift into park or reverse. Will go into neutral and drive, and the linkage at the transmission moves ok


The linkage may be out of adjustment preventing the shifter from moving into reverse or park.
One way to test this is to disconnect the linkage and manually move the lever on the transmision making sure that it can be set into park. Also try moving the lever counting each click from park to low gear to make sure it is clicking into each gear. If this works then the linkage is probably out of adjustment.
On the link cable there is typically a bolt in an oval shaped metal near the transmission shift lever.
1)Detach the shift cable from the transmission shift lever
2)Put the transmision shift lever in the park position, and also the shifter in the cab
3)Loosen the adjustment bolt
4)Reattach the cable to the lever
5)Tighten the adjustment bolt in place
6)Confirm that you can shift through all of the gears
Hope this helps

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2003 chevrolet cavalier, manual transmission lost 2nd, 4th and reverse but still has 1st, 3rd and 5th gears.


Sounds like one of the levers inside the transmission is either broken or otherwise disengaged. Remove the shifter to see if you can see any obvious reason.

Aug 25, 2012 | 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Gear shift cable 2005 chevrolet cavalier


Had the same problem. to shift gear manually with your hands. Look under the brake fluid (about a foot down) and there is a flat piece of metal. On the end of it on the bottom is a little rod with a round end. That is where the shift cable connects. pushing it toward the driver side of the car will put it in park. And if you count the number of clicks from park you can change gears. For example: 1 click from park is Reverse, 2 clicks is Neutral, 3 clicks is Drive. That is if it is all the way towards the driver side. Don't force it. when it stops clicking dont push it anymore. Hope this helps.

Jan 20, 2012 | 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier

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I have a 2004 chevrolet cavalier and when i shift from park it slams into gear and sometimes when i am driving i try to give it more gas and it will start dying down and the rpm meter will go back and...


Your car may need transmission fluid. Generally when there is a hard shift in gear, the transmission fluid is low. You may need to add a little transmission fluid.

Dec 02, 2010 | 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier

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1997 Chevy Cavalier with automatic shifter not working


that would be your shift lever assembly and yes it can bwe fixed and its fairly easy

Jul 28, 2010 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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91 cavalier manual trans....stuck in reverse


You need to remove top off gearbox and with a pry bar or screw driver pull the selector back into neutral Your gearlever has popped out of selector Gearbox does not need to be removed

Jul 09, 2009 | 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier

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When i try to move my 1998 chevy cavalier from park to drive, it either stops at neutral or stays stuck on reverse or park, but the lever still moves back and forth it just wont shift gears.


Checked the cable from the shifter to the transmission? They often stretch or break & become difficult to move Or fail to move lever on transmission properly.

Apr 13, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

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