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91 Geo Storm stuck in Park

I have a 91 Geo Storm GSI that has sat for a long period. The shifter was stiff when I parked it a few months ago, now it's stuck in park. I disconnected the cable from the transmission to see if was the problem, but it moves just fine. The issue seems to be inside the transmission. Anyone else have this problem? Any solutions other than having it rebuilt. It ran fine before I parked it.

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  • James Moore
    James Moore Feb 27, 2009

    I have removed the cable at the transmission and tried to move the linkeage coming out of the trans, but it won't budge. I'm gonna try some wd-40 and see what happens. The shifter cable moves just fine when disconnected from the trans.

  • James Moore
    James Moore Mar 01, 2009

    I spayed the hell out of the shaft at the transmission with wd-40 and used a breaker bar to move the lever. It work! Now the linkeage move freely. I sprayed it somemore for good measure. Thanks for the help.

  • c38hot May 11, 2010

    have you tried to lubricate shift cable ? can you remove cable and shift by hand ?

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WD-40 the HELL out of where the cable mounts to the transmission. It could have siezed by rust or corrosion...give it a try!

Also, on a side note, you may want to have all the fluids in the car serviced as its been sitting for a while. couldnt hurt!

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

  • Patrick Cowan
    Patrick Cowan Mar 01, 2009

    not a problem! anytime!

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