Moving the shifter forth and back is easy, but de right-left movement is hard, ans the shifter does not center itself. I also have a hard time engaging first gear. I tried to lubricate the corresponding transmission cable at the transmission end, but didn't change anything. Is the cable faulty or is there a problem in the transmission. Thank you very much for insights.
Hard shifting, manual transmission. on 2002 Pontiac Sunfire
by Fazerman in Tacoma, WA on August 09, 2012
ANSWER by milesauto on August 09, 2012
Could be a worn binding shift cable or shift fork inside tansmission is binding. If it has a console around shifter that needs to be removed to inspect shifter cables.