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98 cavalier 5 speed stuck in gear shifter will not go side to side

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98 cavalier 5 speed stuck in gear shifter will not go side to side
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Ivan replied 7 years ago.

HelloCustomer It sounds like you have a failed shift cable. The shift cables come as a pair from GM. If you disconnect the cables at the base of the shifter and at the transmission, you will be able to feel if one is locked. It should slide freely. Also once disconnected, you will be able to move the shifter around and make sure that is free to move without the cables. Let me know what you find.


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