Question about 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
Your going to have to trouble shoot the problem. The vehicle is new enough that it probably has a ECM running everything. You may have a short in the sensor switch for the shifter that senses the position of the shifter and tells the engine how to run for that gear. If it is not working right it can back feed to the ECM and cause all sorts of wierd things to happen. The ECM (engine control module) is not cheep to replace. I would also check all your fuses and relays on the fuse blocks to make sure they are working correctly. It could be as simple as a fuse blown, a trans position sensor bad, or other control switch, worse case the ECM will have to be replaced. I would take it to a shop and have them put the engine code meter on it and see what trouble codes it kicks out and go from there. Good Luck, RAC
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