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2004 Chevrolet Impala Question: Whats wrong with my gear shift?

 

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a.woolf, 3.8L V6, Buffalo, NY, November 13, 2013, 17:30
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My gear shift is loose and will not go in drive,reverse etc as if its not connected to anything I just got out my car and got back in and this happened what can be the problem?

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    G. T. Service Center (3104 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG November 13, 2013, 19:18
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    Just replaced a shift cable today. The plastic keeper on the end of the cable attached to the transmission shifter arm, broke. The cable slipped off the pivot arm and the shifter was useless. There was no replacement part to fix the original cable. Had to replace it with a new cable.

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    csubak30 November 13, 2013, 23:18
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    Agree with prof. "The gear shift feels like it isn't connected to anything." Then it probably isn't. Follow the shifter cable to the trans. arm and see if it is still attached and tight. Otherwise, something broke at the other end inside the car.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12205 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper November 14, 2013, 06:15
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    return for warranty issue

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