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Hard time getting into first and reverse /clutch only 2 yrs old

Having hard time getting transmission on chevy cavalier to go into first or reverse

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  • mdrhavnfun May 29, 2009

    thought maybe the clutch cables may be worn and need replacement

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    the first and reverse gears will not go in from time to time. i pump the clutch a few times and then it takes and works for a while but the problem keeps coming back



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The transmission needs to be rebuilt. There are worn parts inside of it.

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