Question about Chevrolet Cavalier
I am a familiar with this transmission, u either have a a Muncie or a Getrag trans, but both are the same in function, there are two main things that cause this issue, I will give them to u in order of priority
1. First gear is synchronized and the syncro ring and drum could be worn, this is very likely the problem
2. The other issue is the shift rod for first gear shift fork could be bent, they are aluminum and this is common, it is usually caused by excessive syncro wear and the resulting stiff engagement problem, the increased pressure u put on the gear shifter bends the rod.
3. Low fluid level, also dirty fluid. I would suggest you verify the trans is full and fluid is clean, you could also add a bottle of friction modifier (avail from any parts store for around $5.00), this can help with the worn syncro issue for awhile.
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Posted on Apr 16, 2009
If you have lost the synch on first gear, that would not grind as you shift to first gear only when car is not moving (or almost).
If it is synch you may be able to enter first by playing with the throttle pedal in the right way.
Try first checking the transmission fluid , and eventually replace it.
If that does not fix the problem , it is usually a faulty gear box, and you need to replace transmission.
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
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