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1997 Chevy Lumina

It is difficult for my Gear shift to switch gears on the stearing Column. With effort it will go past OverDrive, but it is dang near impossible get it to go in D, 1, or 2. I have no idea what thie problem is. we've had the car since about last october and it has always been a "tighter" than other cars I have had, but the past few days it's been awful

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  • MRS  SHRECK
    MRS SHRECK Jul 10, 2008

    Would that cause it to become tight and difficult to move as well?

  • psmith41561 Jul 17, 2008

    shifter on steering column is hard to move

  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    The anti-lock is on and it is hard to put in gear

  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    Hard to shift gears from park

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At the rear of the shifter lever on the column you find 2 screws. These screws had worked themselves loose causing the shifter to become loose and sloppy.

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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    Lee Quiroz Jul 10, 2008

    Yes, it's actually going into a bind when the screws get loose like that. This problem is very common in pickups.

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