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Can a differential repair cause a problem with the auto transmission cable?

I recently had the differential repaired on my 2008 Highlander. Immediately afterward I noticed that it was harder to shift the auto transmission into "drive". I can get into drive, but I have to give the shifter an extra nudge to get it into drive. Now I am being told that the shifting problem is being caused by a lengthening of the auto transmission cable, and that this is unrelated to the differential repair. All I know is that the shifter was working fine before the differential repair and now it isn't. Can a differential repair adversely affect an auto transmission cable?

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I AM A AUTO REPAIR MECHANIC NEVER SEEN THAT HAPPEND TO MY EXPERIENCE NO I DONT THINK THAT WOULD COUSE IT BE HARD TO SHIFT IN TO GEAR DONT SEE A REASON FOR THEM TO MESS WITH SHIFT CABLE TO FIX REAR END NOW BEST THING TO DO TAKE TO DIFFRENT SHOP AND GET A SECOND OPINION SEE IF WHAT SHOP IS TELLING YOU IS TRUE THAT CABLE IS BAD LET ME KNOW IF NEED MORE HELP THAT WHY IM HEER FOR VIC

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-You never know. If the repair man disconnect the cable
before work on and reconnect it but not on good position. it will cause that. This can be adjust.


Good Luck


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