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Why is it hard to shift gears on my 1997 lumina.

When i move the shift on my automatic chevy, it is really hard to move from one gear to another.

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Try removing the plastic cover below the steering column
and remove the bolts holding up the steering column.
Then remove the shift cable where it connects to the shift lever. Then check to see of the shift lever moves any easier. If it doesn't then try using something like brake cleaner and stray the upper part of the steering column when the shift lever is attached to the steering column to clean that area. Move the shift lever as you spray the cleaner. Keep moving the shift lever until it move more freely. Then spray some white grease on it. I had someone spill a soda all over the steering column and over the years the shift lever got harder and harder to shift. When I did that above it now moves almost like it was when the car was new. If when you remove the cable and the shift lever does move easy then you have a bad shift cable and have to replace it and the cable is not cheap and not to easy to replace.

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If the shift process is through a cable then check the cable for wear and fraying, rust or dry. If it is through linkage check for worn /rusted /tight connections

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Either the pin that connects rod to tranny is broken off, or there is internal transmission problems.

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SOURCE: i have a 96 chevy

sounds like to me its in high line, if you pop the hood you will see where the throttle cable hooks up, the transmission line should be right beside it. see if its unhooked, if not pull the slip out of it and adjust it forward or back a little, you will be able to tell the difference in thifts.. but sounds like the cable came unhooked, or broke.

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