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How to replace transmission shift cable

I have a 1999 Mazda Millenia 2.5 and need to replace the transmission shift cable. How can I remove the interior console to access the cable connection to the shifter? The cable is very noisy while driving and there is a Technical Service Bulletion requiring replacement.

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  • tanner_305 May 20, 2009

    What I've done so far, I'm about half way through the whole mess, but here's a few simple tasks to complete before buying a cable.

    1. Dismount any panels on one or both sides up to the firewall.
    2. Find the Shift cable and follow it along up to the firewall.
    3. Cut any carpet along the floor(center console) that is covering the cable.
    4. Find a decent Mazda guide on how to replace the cable.

    The cable could be under multiple pieces but still may be accessible from lifting the car. Locate under the hood of your Mazda, close to the firewall, most likely on the driver side, a cable that comes off the firewall about 6 inches and has a ball hinge that connects to the actual transmission shift.

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SOURCE: MAZDA dealer replaced transmission under warranty

it sounds like the dealer has not fit the shifter cable corectly it may be sitting on a bad angle as you have all ready paid the money for the new auto and you expressed your concern when you picked the car up you should take the car back and demand it be repair properly don't take the excuse it is wering in car parts dont were in,
i am sorry this is not exactly wat you want to here as this sit is to help people fix things but some things you shouldn't have to fix eg poor workmanship
(also the truble may be in the selecting mecanism inside the auto in wich case it will need to go to spcalist)


Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: My brother's mazda 6 won't

no the dash has to be completely removed to access the top of the transmission to replace the crappy cable mazda designed that breaks easily. Its a metal cable until it reaches the tranny then its plastic

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 Mazda Millenia repair manual?

my tcs by the shift stick turns off by itself and when driving not able to turn back on. This stops me from accelerating as i please what is that.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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SOURCE: mazda millenia problems

here are a few problems to look out for:

Check-engine light: Check engine light comes on due to carbon buildup on the exhaust valves of 2.5L engine. (1995-02)

Engine noise: Some engines make a metallic tapping noise requiring a new friction-gear spring on the camshaft. (1995)

Headlights: The headlight drain hoses can get kinked by the aiming screws causing fogging. (1995-96)

Keys: It may be hard to turn the ignition key because the steering shaft is not positioned correctly. (1995)

Steering problems: The steering wheel may be off center requiring adjustment of the tie rods. (1995). You can also have a look at the following website where some owner have given their opinions on owning one. http://www.carsurvey.org/reviews/mazda/millenia/r68654/comments/

Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: my hold light is flashing in my 2001 mazda millenia

hold light flashing means you have a transmission fault of some kind, check vehicle speed sensor

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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SOURCE: An automatic 2002 Mazda Millenia V6 2.5L is stuck in park

When you experience this problem, check to see if your brake lights are coming on. It could be as simple as a brake light switch malfunction. If the brake lights are functioning as the problem is occurring then you could for example have a problem with the shift interlock solenoid.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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