i cant get my 02 cavalier into first or second

Asked by Jan 19, 2014 at 03:48 PM about the 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The shifter will go to the left for first and second but when I go up is third and down it's
fourth. There is a lot of play in the shifter. It seems like it's not moving the cable all the
easy over to grab those gears

3 Answers

110,985

Sounds like you could have a broke cable. Have someone move the shifter into the gears as you watch the linkage at the transmission. If one or both cables don't move that cable is broke.

It will move between 4 and 3 and over to 5 and r just not to 1 and 2. Would wouldn't it not move at all if it were broke?

110,985

If the selector cable is broke but not the shifter cable (if two cable model) it will do as yours does.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Cavalier

Looking for a Used Cavalier in your area?

CarGurus has 1,014 nationwide Cavalier listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,930
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,320
#3 mbar1
mbar1
Reputation 1,180
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
811 Great Deals out of 88,080 listings starting at $1,299
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,059 Great Deals out of 77,896 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
626 Great Deals out of 57,236 listings starting at $795
Used Chevrolet Camaro
244 Great Deals out of 31,183 listings starting at $369
Used Chevrolet Impala
589 Great Deals out of 34,066 listings starting at $899
Used Honda Accord
941 Great Deals out of 77,703 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Corolla
855 Great Deals out of 70,725 listings starting at $1,874
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,840 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Camry
1,098 Great Deals out of 90,895 listings starting at $1,599
Used Ford Taurus
270 Great Deals out of 20,569 listings starting at $1,995
Used Pontiac Sunfire
323 listings starting at $2,100
Used Chevrolet S-10
5 Great Deals out of 1,311 listings starting at $2,400
Used Nissan Altima
1,153 Great Deals out of 79,636 listings starting at $500

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.