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1996 pontiac sunfire will not go into gear but gear shifter moves through the gears

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SOURCE: shifter stuck in second gear

Your shift linkage has come undone. Jack the car up and climb underneath. You shift linkage is either com undone from the trans or you shift stabelize bad has come undone at the shift arm.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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SOURCE: 1997 Pontiac Sunfire will not engage first gear (automatic)

sounds like a tourqe converter issueif its an automatic or an issue with the synchro's if the vehicle is manual transmission if its manual look at your clutch pedal see if it has play in it or if anything is bent first then check the transmission fluid

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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SOURCE: 2002 Sunfire

check automatic adjuster on clutch pedal under dash .

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 pontiac sunfire manual transmission won't shift out of gear.

What you can try is to remove the shift cables from the transmission side. then move the shifter and see if everything is free if it's still sticks then the cables are going to be replaced. if everything is moving with the cable off. then you need to remove the shift tower on the tranny (where the shift cable is I belive it's 5 bolts) remove the tower and you will see the shift pin. Inside the tower there is a cotter pin that breaks and that will cause you to have one gear and unable to selected another gear. If you are not mech inclined I would no attemped the shift tower repaire, the cables do it will save you money. The shift tower has bushings that can fall into the tranny.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 Pontiac Sunfire has dash lights flashing when put in gear

Help! I realize I cannot assist but my 96 Sunfire does just as you stated in your posting on May 28, 2010. I assume by now you already determined the problem. Your response would be appreciated.

Posted on Dec 01, 2010

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Help! I realize I cannot assist but my 96 Sunfire does just as you stated in your posting on May 28, 2010. I assume by now you already determined the problem. Your response would be appreciated.

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1997 pontiac sunfire manual transmission won't shift out of gear.


What you can try is to remove the shift cables from the transmission side. then move the shifter and see if everything is free if it's still sticks then the cables are going to be replaced. if everything is moving with the cable off. then you need to remove the shift tower on the tranny (where the shift cable is I belive it's 5 bolts) remove the tower and you will see the shift pin. Inside the tower there is a cotter pin that breaks and that will cause you to have one gear and unable to selected another gear. If you are not mech inclined I would no attemped the shift tower repaire, the cables do it will save you money. The shift tower has bushings that can fall into the tranny.

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Shifter stuck in second gear


Your shift linkage has come undone. Jack the car up and climb underneath. You shift linkage is either com undone from the trans or you shift stabelize bad has come undone at the shift arm.

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