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1994 chevy cavalier wont shift out of first gear, 14 years…

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1994 chevy cavalier wont...

1994 chevy cavalier wont shift out of first gear

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?

14 years and what brake switch?

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Cavalier yourself? What have you tried so far?

Changed the fluid slips when in reverse 1st gear is fine but wont go to second or drive

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Had the top of the engine tore a part put new heads timing set

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Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago
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Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago

was it doing this before the engine work was done ?

does the speedometer work ?

and the fluid IS full ?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
it was shifting before engine work but not well the speedo is fine and fluid is full
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
is there a vaccume line i might have missed ?
Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago

hang on

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Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago

does this have a cable from the throttle to the transmission ?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
i have cycled it and disconnected it no luck
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
if the shift cable is stuck will it stay in first gear ?
Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago

if you pull on that cable does it feel spring loaded

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
snaps right back
Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago

if the speedometer is working and that cable snaps back and its slipping in reverse there is something failing inside that transmission

its just very odd it was fine before but now its not

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It was slipping in before but it was slipping but I could get it through 2nd and drive I only drove it for about 30 minutes after I change the timing chain before I figured out that the heads were leaking and I did the head job on it previously the car has been sitting for years so I thought after I did the head job maybe I could drive it around a little bit and get the transmission to come around but instead it went South and won't even shift out of first gear at all I did have it all the way up into drive right after I did the head job and I push the throttle all the way down to kick it down in the passing gear and it did kick down but then I didn't want to go back in the drive and it was pretty much the end of second and third so I don't know if when I push that down pull that cable real hard that something inside snapped I'm pretty sure the Transmissions toast anyway I just want to make absolutely sure before I pull it
Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
thanks
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