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Not Engaging Into Gear


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
145,496 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2000 Pontiac Sunfire transmission problems

transmission problem

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2000 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 072011

Sunfire 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,993 miles


I can't get my car out of park. I have no idea what to do, if anyone can help it will be greatly appreciated.

I've read around a bit and feel that the following is important: -I can hear a click when I press on the brakes & the break lights do come on. -When I press the button on the shifter I can hear another click (sounds like it's coming from around the steering wheel), -I can't push it into neutral when the car is off, nor when I turn the ignition 1/4 of the way on (and of course it doesn't budge when it's started either). -The button on the shifter does stick.


- , Timmins, ON, canada

problem #1

Jan 032011

Sunfire 2.2L

  • Manual transmission
  • 140,000 miles

the darn car does not have power when shifted the 5th gear.

- , Spring Valley, AZ, USA

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