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The lights on my transmission shifter (D through 1) are lite up and it will not shift down below drive. What is it telling me?

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This means you have a transmission diagnostic code stored in the transmission computer.You will need to have codes pulled to know where to start.A good repair shop should be able to do this for you.

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1997 saturn s1 manual, driving shifted from 3rd to 2nd gear released the clutch pedal and the car barely moves even with the accelerator all the way down.


My first thought is that you have a broken shift cable. Your car has a transversely mounted engine and transmission. The transmission is operated by 2 cables that run from the shifter to the back of the transmission. A broken cable, or one that has come loose will prevent the transmission from shifting gears. Your problem is either at the transmission or under the console at the shifter. The first thing I would tell you to do is have one person be under the car (with the car off) while you or someone else move the shifter around. Look for movement at the transmission side of the linkage ( 2 levers located at the rear divers side of the engine) If there is no movement, you need to remove the console and gain access to where the cables attach to the shifter itself. Most likely you have a failed cable.

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it does sound like a loose transmission shifter

the shift linkage is directly below your auto transmission shifter. simply place in park, undo the bolt joining the shifter to the transmission, push on the transmission shifter at the other end so it clicks fully into park and tighten the bolt up hard. then check for normal operation.

just remember chances are when your pushing down on the shifter to drive that the direction your pushing at the transmission is reversed so park should be towards the rear of the vehicle and drive is towards the front. but may not always be the case. best bet is to get a mate to move the shifter up and down untill you see exactly what is going on, then adjust your linkage to suit.

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I have a 1996 camaro,the transmission is stuck in drive,the shifter will shift,but it will stay in drive.....


You need to check your shift linkage located on the side of your transmission where your shifter cable runs down and is attached.

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I was driving my '93 Toyota Tercel, When I went to shift, the shifter got stuck in third gear. Now I am down to my last $100, and I fear my car is done for. The car has 240,000 miles on it.


So you were driving when it got stuck? Were you able to keep driving but only in third? And did you hear any noises?

There is a cable that runs from the shifter to a shift lever on the back of the transmission. It connects just below and to the left of of the air filter housing. Look and see if the anything is damaged, or broken off. If that linkage is jammed or broken you wouldnt be able to move the gearshift.

If you check out the linkage and dont see any problems, detach the cable from the shift lever. Then
try moving the shift lever by hand. I can tell you exactly how to detach it if you need. I will have to go look at the cable on my car to remember how to remove it. I have a 1992 Tercel, should be the same as yours.

Thats the best case scenario. Worst case, transmission is bad.

When you push the clutch pedal, does it feel normal?

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My shifter wont shift from park to drive brake lights work 94 civic


You may have a bad switch (Ford calls it a brake shift interlock not sure the exact term Honda uses) but check all your fuses. Below I gave you a picture and instructions on how to bypass the interlock switch until you can get the repair done or replace the bad fuse. I hope this helps and good luck.


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2006 chrysler pacifica - drove car into my garage and shut down. Next morning I could not get the car to shift out of park.


some are set up with safety with brake lites out. ck if brake lites work if not turn key on do not start and shift to neautral and start and have brake lites repaired

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Dual gate Hurst shifter adjustment


Hello! Here is what I was able to track down:

Hurst Dual Gate Shifter Assembly Parts Breakdown:


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Removing & Replacing The Hurst Dual/Gate
1. Disconnect car battery.

2. Remove Knob. Remove four Phillips head screws that hold escutcheon plate down to console.
NOTE: SHORT SCREW IS USED IN REAR RIGHT - HAND HOLE. Remove escutcheon plate and console from floor tunnel.

3. Lift selector indicator lamp housing out of shifter and pull bulb socket out of lamp housing. Disconnect wire connectors from combination Back - up light / Neutral safety switch.

4. Remove two 1/4 - 20 x 1/2 hex-head cap screws that fasten Dual / Gate shifter to rear mounting bracket. Remove 1/4 - 20 x 1/2 hex - head cap screw that holds cable bracket to shifter frame. Remove two #10 - 32 x 3/8 slotted head cap screws that fasten Dual / Gate shifter to front bracket. Free shifter from cable by removing cotter pin and washer.

5. Remove combination Neutral - safety / and Back - up light switch. Install switch on Replacement unit.

6. Install replacement shifter unit in reverse order of removal of original unit.

7. ADJUST CABLE: SEE FIGURE 1 (Below)
Loosen nut that fastens cable pin to transmission control arm. Loosen nut enough to allow pin to slide in the slot in the arm. Turn the arm to NEUTRAL position. Move the stick to NEUTRAL. Tighten the adjusting nut. Test movement of stick and check to be sure that stick positions agree with transmission control operation.


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8. SEE FIGURE 2 (Below)
Connect car battery. Apply hand brake. Move stick to NEUTR AL position. Press foot on brake pedal. Start engine. If starter fails to operate, Neutral Safety switch must be adjusted. Adjustment is made with a long-bladed Phillips screwdriver through the "Street" gate. This screw is directly in front of the st ick. Turn the screw about 1/2 turn past the point where starter operates. (STICK MUST REMAIN IN "NEUTRAL" WHILE ADJUSTMENT IS MADE). Starter should operate ONLY when stick is in PARK or NEUTRAL position.


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The ETC switch is a transmission control device. When it is not active, the transmissions shifts normally. When the ETC is engaged, it alters the shift points.
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The switch on the side of the shifter is for the Overdrive. Engaged (the OD light is off) the transmission shifts into overdrive. This saves you gas. When the button is dis-engaged (the OD OFF light is on) , the transmission does NOT shift into overdrive. It is best to leave the overdrive ON, and the ECT OFF to obtain maximum fuel mileage. I hope this has answered your question. Please feel free to comment back if you have any other questions. Thanks for chosing FixYa for assistance.

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