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Button and spring popped out of gear shift knob

What do l need to replace on 1997 Chevy Cavalier if button and spring popped out of gear shift knob?

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SOURCE: 1997 Chevy Cavalier i cant find the trunk release button

My trunk release on my '97 is on the floor next to driver's seat. I am driving fine at 193,000.

Posted on May 26, 2009


Kirk Augustin

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SOURCE: The gear shift knob came

If you can get into all the gears, like reverse and park, without the button, then you don't need it.

Posted on Aug 07, 2010


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SOURCE: 2003 chevy cavalier automatic transmission

Why you replace TCC and A & b solenoids? What was your previous wrong to make this job? What about fault codes there, is any code stored even? Most likely you will have to get a transmission shop on it as there should be a scanner hooked up to correctly diagnose your issue.

First try back of the engine slightly toward driver side of car It has a a red pull loop handle and says CHECK IN PARK ENGINE IDLING VEH LEVEL with TRANS HOT and USE DEXTRON FLUID ONLY on the steel part of dipstick. You have a couple of transmissions that could be in there go ahead and check your fluid and see where is at.

Additionally, check if the speedometer stopped working you may want to start by checking the VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor). It is located on the top left of the transmission. This provides the PCM (Powertrain Control Module) with vehicle speed and runs the speedo. Without this signal, the PCM can't control shift points, can't lock the TCC (Torque Converter Clutch), and will disable the cruise control (if you have one). This sensor failure should illuminate the MIL but it may take a few drive cycles. That is the first place I would start looking (included wires and harnesses).

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SOURCE: 2005 gear shift knob in park transmission in drive knob won't move car won't start

Try shifter cable

Posted on Feb 15, 2012

Randy Ohler

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SOURCE: 1997 chevy cavalier 5 speed makes a popping noise

Could be a CV axle. Could be a lower ball joint also. Neither one of these jobs are difficult to do. Get a manual, buy the tools you need. You will be money ahead.

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