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My stick shift will not go into gear. I try to put it in, but it wants to go all the forward or backward. The gears are not catching. How do I fix that?

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SOURCE: 2004 Chevy Venture will not shift into gear

we took n grinded the lttle stud off the bracket that goes on transmission and put a bolt with a locking nut on it. it was much simpler then changing whole cable

Posted on Aug 02, 2011

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SOURCE: 2000 S10 Blazer Transmission

Check the transmission fluid and see it's condition. Make sure it's at the proper level, the whining noise sounds like the transmission has low line pressure which would be a bad transmission pump. The "klunk" was the line pressure being high and low right now could ba a faulty transmission pressure line servo. Newer automatic transmission designs often use many pressure control solenoids, and sometimes allow the shift solenoids themselves to provide precise pressure control during shifts by romping the solenoid on and off. The shift pressure affects the shift quality (too high a pressure will result in rough shifting; too low a pressure will cause the clutches to overheat) and shift speed. Check the fuse box at the end of the dash on the driver's side and look for the transmission fuse and make sure it's not bad. You can also try resetting the ECM by placing the ignition to the run position and pulling the ECM (BATT) fuse out for 30 seconds and placing it back in and starting the jimmy. It may stall but let it and don't touch anything. Just restart the engine and everything should be like the way it came off the assembly line and hope the transmission come back to life till you can get it to a transmission shop for a proper scan. Good luck and hope this helps. keep me posted, be glad to help.

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SOURCE: my 98 cavalier manual stick shift will not go to reverse gear

sounds like the shifter linkage has worn and not working properly need to lift in air and inspect the linkage

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 chevy k1500 pickup-transmission shifting problems

check the fluid level in the transmission, also change the transmission fluid and filter

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SOURCE: turbo 350 trans no forward gears but does have reverse

It's either your servo, or your bands.
Either way, the tranny needs a good cheap shop repair.
I'd just get a warrantied salvage yard tranny if I were you and save a few hundred bucks.

Posted on Mar 07, 2010

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