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2008 Chevy Uplander LS. Shift cable came off of ball fitting,can't change gears. Removed pieces of old broken bushing and replaced it with a new one but now cable will not pop back in place (ball fitting). Been told to try Vaseline or some type of grease on ball fitting-- no luck.

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The bushing is designed to hold the cable on the ball. (Bushing is smaller on sides) and ball seats in the middle of bushing. You will have to seat the bushing over the ball with a little force. I suggest a using a wooden dowel sized at least the size of the bushing or larger as not to damage bushing. Place the bushing directly over the ball and the dowel over the outer side of the bushing. Give the dowel one smart tap and it should seat the bushing over the ball.

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Use a pair of vice grips or locking pliers and press it back on

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The cable wears out. The head just wont hold on to the ball anymore. I hvae tried different things to get it to stay on, none worked for long. Always ended up replacing the cable.

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