2004 Sunfire wont shift into gear

01-16-2012, 12:09 PM
My daughter has a Sunfire that starts, but you can not shift into gear. The shifter will move but not engage the transmission. Where do I start looking to figure out whats wrong. She drove the car yesterday with no issue. Help

Tech II
01-16-2012, 04:17 PM
Lift the hood......have someone move shifter....watch the shifter cable where it attaches to the lever on the tranny......does it move?

01-16-2012, 04:43 PM
Thanks for the reply...It appears the cable is disconnected from the tranny. Just has the black ball at the end

Tech II
01-16-2012, 10:13 PM
Just position the end of the cable over the ball of the lever.....then using a pair of pliers, squeeze and pop it back on.......if the end that pops on the ball is broken, the whole cable has to be replaced....

01-17-2012, 06:55 AM
Will have to replace the cable, the bushings gone. Was able to put the cable on, put a rubber band to hold it so I could at least move the car. More money spent when a cheap little part fails! Appreciate your help!

Tech II
01-17-2012, 03:44 PM
pas de quoi........

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