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Trans wont shift out of low 96 cavalier 2.4

Trans wont shift out of low 96 cavalier 2.4 automatic messed with throttle cable and cruise control cable and then it shifted fine next day it stopped shifting

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  • rufusd Mar 13, 2009

    Yes it does the ETS off light is on I think it was a coincidence that messing with the cables seemed to work but it did shift for a day and then quit Ive looked at all the electrical connection I wish I had a diagram for the plug in the transaxle I guess Im answering too much Any ideas?

  • rufusd Mar 13, 2009

    Its a 4 spd

  • rufusd Mar 13, 2009

    Where did ya go?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Replaced cables on manual 5 speed I can shift in and out of gears but it's not in gear can u help please


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Does the speedometer work?

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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    Clint Smock Mar 13, 2009

    Do you know if you have a 4 speed auto or a 3 speed auto? (4 speed)- shifter says prnd321. (3 speed)- shifter says prnd21

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    Clint Smock Mar 14, 2009

    When you say it won't shift it just hold first gear forever? If the computer isn't getting the speed reading it won't shift. But if the speedometer is working that means the vss is working. What you need to do is drive the vehicle with a scanner on the to see if the speed signal is registering in the computer and if the computer is turning your shift solenoids on and off. Do you have a check engine light on?


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