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2002 Pontiac Sunfire Question: Hard shifting, manual transmission.



, Tacoma, WA, August 09, 2012, 11:58

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.

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    Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176
    milesauto August 09, 2012, 13:39

    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.

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