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How do you replace the shift cable in a 2004 dodge dakota? It snapped off where it attaches to the shift lever on steering column

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SOURCE: how to change gear shift cable on 2001 dodge dakota 2 wheel drive

the cable goes from the shifter to the transmittion arm,, both cable ends connect via a pin and cotter key (usually) the cable housing (black outside layer) is connected to the shifter frame usaually by a clip and is bolted to the transmittion with a couple bolts on the other end ,, i know this was pertty basic but hope it helped

Posted on Mar 28, 2010

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Just remove the plastic column cover
I think a long T 20 torx bit
Switch uses a torx I believe

Posted on Oct 21, 2010

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First thing is to get safety glasses,block wheels securely !!...set emergency brake..,get a good flashlight.Disconnect negative battery cable...Some can wear inside the steering column,some can be a worn linkage cable ...The lever on the transmission located under vehicle Trans at lower part of trans,driver side can become loose or possibly damaged...First get under vehicle with safety glasses and observe operation of the lever where shift cable is mounted while assistant puts it in park...make sure the trans shift lever mounting nut is tight before shifting..If assistant can't get it in park use your hand and push forward on the linkage arm and it should go into park manually...If this is the problem you need to change shift cable...Some wear inside the column where steering wheel is mounted..If cab shifter feels very loose ..You will have to remove steering wheel and column cover to inspect."..The cable runs from trans to the steering column..Look between gas and brake pedal and verify cable coming up through floor board and runs to steering column...Double check shifter lever at trans is tight because it is mounted on a splined stud and it can strip the stud threads if it becomes loose..If loose remove lever and inspect splines for damage..Call dealer and make sure they have the part..Remove old cable from trans and put it in park with your hand...Remove and replace cable..Be sure lever inside cab and lever on the trans are both fully engaged into park while cable is removed before installing new cable....Attach new cable.....

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Hello i have a 2004 cavalier and it will not go into gear can you help me?


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Park Lock Cable Replacement

Removal Procedure

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  1. Remove the console.
  2. Remove the knee bolster.
  3. Loosen the lower steering column bracket bolts.
  4. Lower the steering column.
  5. Place the transmission shift lever in the PARK position. Important: Do not proceed to the next step with the key in any position other than the RUN position.
  6. Turn the ignition key to the RUN position.
  7. Insert a screwdriver blade into the slot provided in the ignition switch inhibitor.
  8. Depress the cable latch. Pull the control cable from the inhibitor.
  1. Push the cable connector lock button at the shifter base to the up position.
  2. Unsnap the cable from the park/lock lever pin.
  3. Depress the two cable latches. Remove the control cable latches from the automatic transmission control.
  4. Remove the control cable clips.
Installation Procedure

Important: When installing a new park/lock cable, keep the shipping cover gauge attached until you are instructed to detach it. The shipping cover gauge will aid in the proper positioning of the cable.


  1. Ensure that the cable lock button is in the up position. Place the shift lever in the PARK position.
  2. Snap the control cable connector into the automatic transmission control.
  3. Place the ignition key in the RUN position. Important: Do not insert the cable with the key in any position other than the RUN position.
  1. Snap the control cable into the inhibitor housing until the snap lock is seated.
  2. Remove the shipping cover gauge.
  3. Turn the key to the LOCK position.
  1. Snap the control cable end onto the shift park/lock lever pin.
  2. Push the cable connector hose forward in order to remove any slack.
  3. With no load applied to the connector nose, snap the cable connector lock button down. Important: Inspect for proper operation of the park/lock control cable before installing the steering column to the instrument panel.
  4. Raise and connect the steering column.
  5. Tighten the lower steering column bracket bolts.
  6. Install the knee bolster.

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