MY CHEVY CAVALIER IT WILL MOVE REAL SLOW UNTIL IT GETS TO 4 RPM THEN IT SHIFTS INTO GEAR. SOMETIMES DOES NOT WANT TO START, WE JUST GOT IT BACK FROM A MECHANIC WHO SAYS HE IS NOT SURE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. HE HAS CHECKED THE FUEL INJECTORS, PUT IN NEW SPARK PLUGS AND WIRES, CHECKED THE TRANSMISSION ( THAT'S WHAT i THOUGHT IT WAS AT 1ST), HE THINKS IT MAY BE THE TIMING. COULD THIS BE WHAT IT IS? IF YOU KNOW WHAT IT MIGHT BE PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THANK YOU DOLLY
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Sounds like your shifter linkage is the problem. Do you park on a flat surface or on an incline? If you park on an incline, try parking on a flat surface. Sometimes shift linkage is cable driven, sometimes they are all steel bar linkages. As far as being sluggish while driving, I would try shifting manually 1st to 2nd, to drive. Shift the gears at the normal RPM's and see if it shifts better. The linkage may be catching in between gears. The only other possibility is that the transmission is vacumn assisted, and has a leak in the vacume lines. While car is running, listen for air hissing, if you hear it, pin point it, also listen under the car for the same.I don't think this is the case, but worth the troubleshoot. If this was the case, the light on the indicator sould not be slow to react , but I may be wrong there
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.
Sounds like a broken internal trany part. Take it out and shift it through the gears manually to see which gears work and where it revs up. The second and fourth gears are the ones that tend to not work.