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Why does a 1993 Geo Storm automatic shift lever move freely but the transmission does not shift into any gears?


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2015-07-17 17:44:51
2015-07-17 17:44:51

You may want to check your shifter cables to see if they are operating correctly. Turn on the igniton(but DO NOT start) and have someone shift the car, You'll need to have the hood open and watch the shift lever on top of the trans-axle. If it moves while your helper shifts then you might need to get your transaxle rebuilt if it barely moves or doesn't move at all then you need to replace the cables.


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