First you want to inspect where the linkage starts. It starts at the shift lever, so start there. you want to be looking for excessive slack, worn or frayed cables and fittings, corrosion and broken parts (obviously). If any of these exist, it might be just a matter of swapping it out for a new one. Just make sure before you go pulling on it you put the parking brake on or put some wheel chalks behind and in front of the wheels...
Can be a linkage problem check linkage that goes form transmission to shift the vehicle
Check fluid level with engine warm in park, also check linkage from shifter to transmission casing.
You can get a diagram for a 4 speed transmission linkage on a Corvette in the car's owner's manual. You can also check with different auto stores.
Check the fluid level. Check the linkage. Check all computers for trouble codes.
The transmission linkage connects the shifting the lever in the passenger compartment to the shifting lever on the transmission. You will find the shifting linkage on the side of the transmission.
You should check the shift linkage on your Pontiac. You may also want to check your linkage cable because it may have frayed or snapped.
For an automatic transmission, check the side of the transmission by or at where the shifter linkage goes into the trans. For a manual transmission, check under the shifter boot.
It depends on the type of transmission. If it is a manual transmission, the first thing to check would be the linkage. If the linkage is not the problem, then it could be the bushings or the synchronizer. If it is an automatic transmission, then it could be a problem with the bands, though you could have debris in the valve body or a servo problem. In some cases, linkage bearings could be an issue.
Check all the linkage from the transmission.
With a transmission linkage bushing (specific to your car)
The 1993 Mercury manual transmission linkage will have adjustment nuts on each end of the linkage. Turning the adjustment nuts will move the linkage back in forth.
Transmission linkage bushings can be put on by first removing the linkage cable and removing out outer linkage cover. The bushing can then be pull out and replaced with a new one.
Check the transmission fluid level. Check the linkage from the shifter to the transmission housing. If that isn't the culprit, then you'll have to tow it to the shop.
Thats fairly easy to do. First block the wheels so the vehicle will not roll. Put the transmission into neutral. Go under the car and on the drivers side of the transmission pan you will see the linkage. Remove the pin holding the linkage to the transmission. The linkage should slide in and out of the transmission shift bracket easily. If not loosen the nut on the linkage and adjust it until the linkage slides in and out without binding.
check the transmission linkage to be sure it didn't come off or break.
All of the shift linkage should be internal. You will have to remove transmission, split the transmission in two to access the linkage.
Electronic transmission... no cable/linkage.
The 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier transmission linkage can be tighten by turning the adjustment nuts. You will find the adjustment nut on each end of the linkage.
Try to change the transmission filter, or check the shifting linkage.
Check the shift linkage. oops... specifically the "downshift" linkage, from the throttle control to the transmission.
The shift linkage on your Chevrolet Blazer automatic transmission will go from the shifting handle to the right hand side of the transmission. The shifting linkage is actually a shifting cable.
check out the linkage on the transmission sometimes the bolt can loosen up or the linkage cable in the steering colomn may need to be tightened.
Check for disconnected or broken linkage or a bad wiper transmission
if its auto check the fluid, linkage, or take it to the shop and have em take it apart the tranny
You have 1st, 2nd, and drive. You should have over drive built in with a lock up for the final drive. First, check the linkage and make sure the shifter at the transmission is good, or it it is electroinc have the transmission shop check it.