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With a 91 Pontiac Sunbird manual transmission it is stuck in second gear and the shifter seems like it came broke from something what could it be?


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2006-05-09 02:04:42
2006-05-09 02:04:42

Well I asked this one and now i will also answer it. It is one of the cables going from the shifter to the transmission broke

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