Question about 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe

3 Answers

Shifter won't budge - 5speed manual/standard transmission

02 Cavalier Gertrag 5speed manual -Vin 4 (LN2) 2.2L
93K miles (~150K km)

. Shifter won't budge into any gear after startup. Vehicle will move while shifter in 1st when starting vehicle - as it seems the clutch or gear is artially engaged while clutch pedal is still to the floor. When I release the clutch it stays in gear - can only shift out if speed and rpm matches (power shifting?)- not always. Clutching declutching alone at this point has no effect - gear won't budge from whatever gear it is driving in.

Was an intermittant problem that seemed to resolve if (1)clean up linkages and re-lube or (2) turn off car clutch and declutch and shift R,1,2,3,4,5 and back down again several times - could tell that it would work when the shifting was smoothe while engine off -if rough or required and extra yank to put in gear while powered off -in would not budge when started. Has been going on sparodically - since approx 60K. Seemed pronounced after parking on any incline or decline. Noticed clutch reservoir low this year and topped up. Noticed sweat coming from hose connection to reservoir.
It now appears to be a permanent problem.

Air in Clutch system? Shifter linkage problem? Shifter cables, malfunctioning sensor at clutch pedal?

Shifter linkages at transmission may not have been properly lubricated in the early life of the car or frequently enough - every 3months according to owners manual. But it has been within this time frame later -(ie some early oil changes did not also lubricate the shift linkage

I don't think this is a replace clutch or transmission problem, do you?

Bled the clutch using only 1 bottle of brake fluid car level, fluid an bottle slightly lower than bleeder screw opening. Don't know if that was proper place to bleed from or if car should have been jacked up at the front and the bleeder placed at the highest point or not (does this matter) Have heard this particular clutch hard to bleed this way (don't know if that's just a gm service technician trying to scare or not).Should the bleeder be elevated (ie raise front end & elevate bleeder bottle above rest of the system or not)

Thanks

Posted by on

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    02 cavalier - 5 speed wont go into gear and when i start the car it wants to go, also the clutch pedal just stays right to the floor wont come back up.

×

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Before you do anything pop the little cent rag off the stick shift and lube up the assembly, and lube anything you can see that moves. my girlfriends cavy was doing this and also my cousins sunfire and it fixed it both times!!!!! try silicone lube, or maybe even wd40!! theres a white piece up under the console you can barley see lube that up !

Posted on Nov 22, 2011

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

Sounds to me like the throw out bearing isn't putting enough pressure on the clutch. Several things are possible. The fluid itself is leaking into the transaxle via the hydrolic line (puts pressure on the T.O. bearing while clutch is in), bad slave cylinder, letting fluid leak past the seals internally.
Or as you speculated, air somehow got in the line.

My Haynes mannual says to elevate the front end of the car but is very vague as to why.

Where is the bleeder you are cracking? Is it near the firewall? If so how do you get at it??? I'm having similar problems here and came accross your post. My fluid vanished one day (empty)! I'm wondering what to do myself. Please take time to e-mail me and let me know how your problem was resolved. Motorbicycles@yahoo.com

Thanks,
Marty

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 29 Answers

Sounds like you need to change the clutch the clutch is no good if it is stickking like that also while changing the clutch i would change the clutch master and the clutch slave

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to change gearbox oil


gear + BOX
so is the transfer case, box. or the 5 speed stick box or?
what?
we drain it then fill it, to the mark.
on all gear boxes.
if A/T we RTM read the operators guide. for how to do it right,
most dont and wreck the tranny. the #1 reason they removed the filler.
when posting car issues, stated what it is.
like this.
95 Trooper, 4wd M/T , i want to change the 5speed box lube.
what do i need to do that.?
ill spin the wheel of fate, and land on 5speed box.
and answer for TR5 and NV1500 boxes.

For all transmissions except for the Borg-Warner T5R, replace the transmission fluid at the first 15,000 miles (24,000 km) and then every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) thereafter. The Borg-Warner T5R transmission does not require periodic changing of the transmission fluid. (they lie)
  1. Raise the vehicle and support safely on jack-stands. Place a fluid catch pan under the transmission drain plug.
  2. Remove the fill plug from the side of the transmission, then remove the drain plug. Be cautious when removing the drain plug: the transmission fluid can be very hot. Allow the transmission fluid to drain into the pan.
  3. Install the drain plug and tighten to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm) for all models except the 1996 Hombre, which requires 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
  4. Refer to the manual transmission fluid recommendations for the proper viscosity of engine oil, or type of transmission fluid to be used for the T5R and NV1500 transmissions. Fill the transmission by pouring the new fluid through the fill plug hole in the side of the transmission. Fill until the fluid starts to dribble out of the filler hole. Install the fill plug to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm), then lower the vehicle.
so next you ask, what fluid
sure.
Use engine oil for all of the manual transmissions, except for the Borg-Warner T5R and the NV1500 (1996 Hombre). Make sure to use engine oil of the correct viscosity for these transmissions, as follows:
  • Except 1992-96 Rodeo and Trooper, high temperature-SAE 40
  • Except 1992-96 Rodeo and Trooper, normal temperature-SAE 5W-30SF
  • 1992-96 Rodeo and Trooper, high temperature-SAE 15W-40, 20W-40 or 20W-50
  • 1992-96 Rodeo and Trooper, normal temperature-SAE 5W-30
he Borg-Warner (B-W) T5R is found on Rodeo models with the V6 engine. The 1991-93 B-W T5R uses DEXRON-II automatic transmission fluid, whereas the 1994-96 B-W transmission uses DEXRON- III automatic transmission fluid.

use the highest Dexron number, on the shelf, mark III is not made today.

Jul 03, 2014 | 1995 Isuzu Trooper

1 Answer

5speed standard transmission in 1989 Chevy ck2500 won't shift. What could be wrong


Rare for the manual trans to fail in that unless you are low on fluid or the clutch is out

Jan 15, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Should you change the transmission when it hasn't been changed at 150k miles


The transmission fluid should be changed along with the fluid filter inside the transmission every 60,000 miles or 175,000 Kilometers. Use ATF type DEXRON VI

Feb 13, 2012 | Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1999 chevy cavalier transmission won't shift into


1999 cavelier manual trans: My son was shifting his manual trans really rough (ramming through the gears to try to beat someone out at a light) and ended up not being able to put it into anything but 3 and 4 (straight up and down). We noticed that the shifter cable, that actuates the position of the arm on the transmission, had pulled away from a "c" clip and was not held into place about 8-10 inches down the cable away from the trans. The cable needs to be secured into that clip in order to let the wire inside move the trans. lever to shift. Otherwise you will be stuck on what ever "rail" your trans is on at the time of disconnection. It would be the first thing that I would check.

Nov 22, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

3 Answers

What is the best motor oil to put in an audi?


The best oil for Audi 1.9 TDI is CASTROL 0W30 SLX Longlife II (TDI Pump Nozzle) VW Norm 506.01 . This oil is issued by Castrol special for TDI - Pumpe Duse (Pump Nozzle) engine as longlife oil (50,000 km service interval, or two years).
Also a normal service oil (15,000 kmservice interval, or one year) is Castrol TXT 5W40, and Castrol EDGE 5W30, for TDI Pump Nozzle engines, VW Norm 505.01.

Aug 22, 2010 | 2000 Audi A4

3 Answers

Need a diagram on 5speed manual transmission for a


Welcome to FixYa.com,
I need to know is the eighth digit of your vin ?
F-- S --or - Z ???
Thanks, Lee

Mar 21, 2010 | 2001 Ford Super Duty F 450

3 Answers

Have a 1997 2.2L Chevy Cavalier automatic. The


Does it feel like the shifter cable is actually moving the detent in the transmission? I've seen a broken shifter cable in a cavalier a while back with the same symptoms you described. Check the cable where it connects to the transmission. It's under the hood on the drivers side.

Dec 03, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

1991 F150 stuck in 4x4 low


chk the linkage under the truck for any foriegn objects. block the tires and have a friend put light pressure on the shifter while you lightly tap the linkage.

Nov 16, 2009 | 1991 Ford F150

1 Answer

What transmission interchange with 2002 ford explorer


I think the primary transmission used on the 02 was the 5R5S. I believe some of them were also made with 4R70W transmission. Either one would fit, but if you get the wrong one then the computer will be very confused and it won't run right. If you take your vin to your local dealership and ask them to, they should be able to run a report on your vin and tell you what transmission is in your vehicle. As for putting a different one in there, the only thing that I know of that would fit is the M5OD-R1 which is a manual and would require a lot of extra work to install the floor shifter and clutch assemblies.

Oct 07, 2009 | 2002 Ford Explorer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

1,135 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70346 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6864 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...