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Old 09-08-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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Shifter Cable Replacement

Hey all,
Having trouble finding specs on how to pull the console so I can get access to the topside of the shifter cable. The shifter just runs through all the gears, and stays in park. I had to manually shift the thing from the transmission to get it back in the driveway.

Before anyone asks, it's not the rubber grommet, that thing is intact (though we've had to replace that before). Wife was driving it, said she heard a 'pop', and now it just stays in park. I'm assuming the cable snapped?

Can someone point me in the right direction?

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Old 09-08-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
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There is a bolt through the floor inside the console and another bolt under one of the cup holders, and some sheet metal screws around the console's base in a couple locations.

If the cable is still attached to the shift lever on the transmission, I'd guess it has come off the shift handle... I can't imagine the cable itself having broken.

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Old 09-08-2012, 11:15 AM   #3
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Yeah, true. I'm thinking there's a similar grommet attachment on the underside of the shifter itself...
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:56 PM   #4
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Sure enough there was a missing grommet/bushing where it attaches to the shifter under that console. I didn't have to unscrew/unbolt anything, though. The plate under the shifter just pops right off (along with the shifter handle itself... hope I didn't break anything there).

I'm just going to drill a small hole, big enough for a cotter pin to fit through, to re-attach the cable and call it a day.
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:57 PM   #5
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There's the finished deal. I put a washer on either side of the cable end fitting, then tested where the hole for the cotter pin would go, took the cable off, shifted all the way down to 1st to give myself some room, and got to drilling. Put it all together, just 2 washers and a cotter pin, and I think it's an improvement. Hopefully it'll help someone else.
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