Repair of a linkage cable - transmission 1990 Pontiac Bonneville
1990 Pontiac Bonneville - The shifter suddenly is slack (floor shift) and I was told it is more than likely the linkage cable. Where do I find it and is it possible to fix on my own as I cannot aford mechanic's prices. It is a FWD. If it was a RWD I would have at least an idea and people I know that could help but no one seems to know much about FWD trannys. Thanks.
Re: Repair of a linkage cable - transmission 1990 Pontiac...
This should be easy remove center console and shifter cover . there are screws around the outside and center holding it in place,you don't have to completly remove to check upper adjustments and cable ends .you will see cable ends if wear or slack is not visible, With cover lifted shift from park to low and back again several times , look for loose ends or adjustments
if no sign of slack or exssesive ware leave cover loose and raise hood now have afriend shift the trans so you can locate cable ends on tranny you might have to slide under car to locate , check for ware (one end or the other will most likly be worn out) If you are wanting to save money you can replace cables your self for a third of a mech.cost it is usually a small plate in floor to loosen unhook both ends at trans. and remove cables pulling in to car,feed new cables in fromfloor out to trans .just make sure cables re hook to same shifter points ,its best to crank and make sure before completly securing console
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dude go to a parts store and get a printout for removal- replacement of a shifter linkage..then go to a salvage yard and get a used cable and shifter setup and put it in yourself if possible..its not that hard...
not enough details... I'll do my best guess though: does the shifter move and the transmission not "catch"? If so -- you have either a broken wire leading into the transmission solenoid, bad solenoid in the transmission,. no oil, low oil,. or otherwise if the linkage from the shifter broke or in need of adjustment.. Best regards Ck
is it a manual or automatic...if its a manual you probably forgot to hook up the shift linkage..if its a manual..you probably didnt put the shifter cable from the shifter on top right, so itll pull the gears when you if in and out on to or back and forth..look and see if the cable has too much slack..that hooks up to the transmission(automatic)....
can you look under the vehicle at the transmission, look on top, do you see any linkages? I'm not sure you will, just want to check.
The 5 sp trans that is in the Ford Explorer is normally a "top loader" meaning that the shift linkage is internal to the transmission, if this is so, while your looking do see an access plate in the floor board above the transmission, if not to repair it you will have to remove it. if you are not comfortable with this procedure, I recommend that you find a quality repair shop in your area.