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CHEVROLET CAVALIER TRANSMISSION PROBLEM

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier • 78,000 miles

The car is automatic transaxle and suddenly none of the gears work. I had to engage the emergency brake to keep the car from rolling backward (driveway is slightly uphill). I was driving the car with no problems or warning lights and as soon as I pulled in the driveway and put the car in park, the shift lever seemed looser than normal. Now the car won't start although when I turn the key, the dashboard lights come on. Does this sound as though the transmission is gone?
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Kactusflower
February 15, 2013.



The transmission is fine. It sounds like the shift linkage has broken or come disconnected. It won't start because it is stuck in a gear other than park or neutral. Check the linkage at the transmission to see if it is connected and moving when you shift. Let me know what you find.