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Chevy cavalier gear shifter

I was driving and shifted into 2nd a little hard and now the gear leaver moves freely between 1st and 2nd gear and doesnt move to the right at all. shifter leaver "reads" neutral but actually is in 1st gear

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If it is s manual box remove the gear lever tower from the top of the box and see what damage was done to the bottom of lever and/or lever pivot pin in the tower. Remember normal gear boxes require a gentle shift to allow the syncro rings to work properly and if you want to do racing changes get yourself a specially built box.

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  • Anthony Ulrey
    Anthony Ulrey Jan 02, 2014

    do you think i could have popped the shifter linkage and or shifter cable

  • Bill Boyd Jan 03, 2014

    I would be looking at tha cable adjustment as it may have slipped the outer cable under a bracket . Place the gear box in neutral and then adjuust the shift cable to read neutral and lock it up tight at that point.

  • Anthony Ulrey
    Anthony Ulrey Jan 10, 2014

    sorry i waited about a week to respond but that fixed it i sheered the cable that moved the forks up and down but fixed it with ac delco cables fix perfect and now the shifter is really stiff and works thank you

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good chance that the shifter cable broke

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Likely the shift detent mechanism is broken. It's inside the unit and can be reached by removing the trans pan. It should be just inside where the shift lever goes through the case.

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Sounds like you got a mistry shifter. It might just be out of ajustment, or just plane wore out. If its an old shifter you would be money a head to buy a new one and put it in. Summit racing sells them, Heck i'am not real sure but you might be able to get one at auto zone, or napa, or advance auto. There just a phone call a way. They might even sell kits to repaire yours.

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either a control solonoid or the something major inside the box ,check the operating mechanism onto the gearbox

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