hard to shift gears on the column

Asked by Oct 30, 2012 at 09:19 PM about the 1999 Chevrolet Lumina

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

shifter feels like it has alot of tension and is hard to shift from one gear to another

6 Answers

3,015

pull shift cable off of shift lever on trans and move shift lever in car does it get easier if u know how

5 of 5 people found this helpful.
30

no it come out of park and want go no more with the cable off shift the trane by hand in to n or park and stard the car but the shifter still dont move the cable that far how do i go about removeing the cable the ease way

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
3,015

does the shifter lever on the trans move freely with it disconnected from the shift cable? disconnect from shifter in the car does the shifter move freely now? if so the cable is seizing if not the shifter is the problem if ur car has the shifter on the steering column i found this that may apply in ur case: When you get one of these with a complaint of a stiff, hard to move shift lever or difficulty getting into and out of park don't be too quick to condemn the shift cable. On the Lumina and many other GM cars the problem is located at the cable lever pivot point on the top of the steering column. Drop the column down and pop off the cable end and move it by hand. Don't be surprised when it moves easily. There will be a corrosion issue between the aluminum lever and the steel pivot bolt. Take out the pivot bolt, clean the shoulder area, and do what GM should have done when they built the car....apply some never-seize to the bolt and re-install.

15 of 15 people found this helpful.
390

Tom, Are there any pictures or schematic to help me identify these parts once I get the cover off?

35 of 35 people found this helpful.
10

1999 chevy suburban the shifter cable is to hard to move we just change the trans and is what happen the shifting cable is hard to move

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

What the name of that piece that my shifter cable go to in the steering column

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Lumina

Looking for a Used Lumina in your area?

CarGurus has 153 nationwide Lumina listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Lumina Questions

Chevrolet Lumina Experts

#1 90V6RedHotLuminaEuro
90V6RedHotLuminaEuro
Reputation 1,180
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,060
#3 11jonny11
11jonny11
Reputation 930
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
552 Great Deals out of 35,443 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,121 Great Deals out of 80,276 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
12 Great Deals out of 1,428 listings starting at $2,400
Used Ford Taurus
270 Great Deals out of 18,686 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
3 Great Deals out of 1,006 listings starting at $695
Used Honda Accord
1,053 Great Deals out of 66,823 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
377 Great Deals out of 31,271 listings starting at $2,500
Used Nissan Maxima
352 Great Deals out of 24,142 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
597 Great Deals out of 33,197 listings starting at $1,375
Used Honda Civic
843 Great Deals out of 83,686 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,934 Great Deals out of 182,790 listings starting at $999
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
25 Great Deals out of 2,829 listings starting at $1,850
Used Toyota Camry
1,208 Great Deals out of 82,536 listings starting at $750

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.