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Vehicle shakes
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Truck makes loud noise when accelerating
Hello. There are multiple things that may cause loud noises when stepping on the gas pedal such as axles,valve lifters, and catalytic convertors. I suggest having a technician inspect the vehicle as again there are several things that may cause...
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Transmission not shifting into gear.
From the sound of your description, I would say your assumption of the problem with your Chevrolet Cavalier is correct! This sounds like you are indeed experiencing a broken shifter cable. Broken shifter cables fail due to years of use....
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Transmission acting up.
I would have the car checked out by a transmission specialist. You may have a bad shifter or shifter cable.
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Thermostat housing leaking
Hello! A leaking thermostat housing is a very common concern for your year model. Generally, replacing the entire thermostat housing takes care of it, which includes the upper and lower sections. This is a large plastic housing that should have...
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Shifter stuck in park.
I have a great tip for testing why your Lincoln’s shifter is stuck in Park. If your vehicle is on and running, at the same time it is experiencing this stuck gear shifter, it is likely that the culprit is...
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I cannot shift gears.
The bottom of the gear shifter tube attached to the shifter cable and when you move the shifter it moves the shift cable. On these vehicles they may have a few different issues like the shift tube broke, the bottom...
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Gear shifter stuck.
I have seen this before. Dodge has a safety device that keeps the shifter from being moved into lets say "Drive" if the brakes are not applied. If this electronic lock fails, the shifter will not be released and will...
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Gear shifter stuck.
The system is controlled by the brake pedal and brake switch. The brake then operates the shift lock solenoid. If you cannot manually release it then the shifter mechanism may be binding. My recommendation is to have a qualified mechanic...
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Gear shift stuck in park.
The most common cause is the gear shift selector mechanism plastic lock release in the center console falls apart. The fix is to replace the shift control mechanism under the center console. There may be some aftermarket repair parts available,...
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Gear shift lever stuck in park
Hi. Your shift lock switch may be engaged. It will be in one of two places. On the top of the steering column of the instrument cluster or right by the shifter itself above the Park icon on the shift...
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Gas gauge not working
Hello, the operation of the fuel gauge is like this. The fuel level sensor receives a steady voltage input, and as the level changes the voltage output of the fuel level sensor change. The fuel gauge in the dash receives...
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Clutch pedal went to floor
A bad slave cylinder can cause symptoms like the one you are describing. The slave cylinder is a hydraulic piston that actually pushes on the pressure plate to release or engage the clutch as necessary. If the cylinder develops a...
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Clutch pedal not working.
You may have broke the clutch cable. This is a common problem with this car. Usually the clutch itself does not break. I recommend you get a qualified mechanic to check your clutch pedal linkage or cable problem. You may...
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Car won't shift out of Park
One of the more common reasons I have come across as to why your Chevy will not shift out of park is the brake light switch failing. It is natural to ask why the brake light would prevent your Chevy...
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Car won't go into gear.
When you shift through the gears does your car want to roll freely at all? If the car will roll this is indicative of a failure of your automatic transmission that would need to be diagnosed by a certified transmission...
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Car stuck in park.
I have come across this often on your the Aviator. In some cases the shift cable comes loose from the transmission, but most of the time it is because the shift cable broke. The cable goes from the shifter, through...
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Car stuck in Park.
There is a high failure rate on your vehicles shifter assembly. Inside the assembly, there is a bright pink plastic cylinder that pulls the shift interlock spring. The problem is that the tab that holds the spring is very thin...
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Car only drives in reverse.
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Car has problems starting.
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