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Installed new automatic transmission shifter cable. Got it on the car and works but something is not lined up. I got it hooked up to the transmission and to the shifter. When I shift through the gears they...


Set your park break and put the shifter in another gear and put the cover on. There may be a slight curve in the shifter to allow enough room. If everything works without it you can`t be off with the cable.

Feb 02, 2011 | 1999 Chrysler 300M

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5 speed manual transmission really hard to shift/change gears


The transmition is not the problem. The cables that run from the shifter to the transmition are the culpret. I recently rescued my wife from the road when the linkage broke on our VUE. I purchased new connectors and cables from the dealership and replaced them. For those that have the proper knowledge and skill set, you can replace them yourself. Others are better off having it done at a shop. The following is my personal experience and is not meant to be a guide, repair manual or procedure for those who lack formal automotive repair training! The new shifter cables come as a set. The cable with the white housing does not seem to be a problem. The cable with the black housing controls the push forward-pull back and the cable with the white housing controls the side to side movement. I found that the new cable with the black housing had the same sort of stiffness when I pushed and pulled the cable by hand. Then I noticed that the cable end was bent, causing it to bind in the housing. I straightened the end by bending it with my hands untill I felt the least amount of binding or resistance when pushing and pulling it. When I installed it the difference was amazing! I kept the old cable set for emergencies. The only tools you need to replace the cables and couplings are a 7mm socket on a screwdriver handle, a phillips head screwdriver and a pair of needle nose plyers. Remove the center console, (4, 7mm screws) and electrical connections. Then remove the plastic panels around the shifter, (7, phillips head screws and 2 plastic push pins) associated snap together panel fasteners and electrical connections. Pop each cable end off it's shifter joint/ball and push the collar back on each cable housing anchor. Pull the carpet back and push the rubber grommet through the firewall in the passenger footwell. Then pop the cable ends off at the transmition. Pull the old cable set out and reverse the procedure to install the new cables. There is an adjustment of the cable length. This should be done before replacing the plastic panels and center console. The new cable ends that attach to the shifter can be positioned/adjusted. Looking at the old cable pair you will see where the old clips were positioned and can start with that. Then run the shifter through all the gears to make sure they all engage. If you run out of travel on the shifter handle re-position the clips on the cable ends, as needed, to get full gear engagement without running out of travel.

Mar 17, 2010 | 2004 Saturn VUE

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`02 saturn sl 5 spd: grinds 2nd gear


well it got stuck originally right??might be time for a rebuild the cable does need the right amount of tension to push and pull,the linkage may need proper adjusting as well

Nov 24, 2009 | 2002 Saturn Sl

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2007 chevy impala won't shift into gear, shifter moves, but doesn't go into gear


It is either the shifter cable or maybe the shifter linkage came undone..

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Jul 30, 2009 | 2007 Chevrolet Impala LS Sedan New Cars

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Clucth not disengauging....


try this.you have 2 shifter cables.one is select cable the other is shift cable.first put the transmission selector lever in neutral.then move transmission shift lever to 4th gear.depress clutch to if necessary to shift.move the shift lever to the 4th gear position until contacts stop.then you turn the adjuster turn buckle so the shift cable eye aligns with the eye in the gear shift lever.when installing the cable eye. make sure the flange side of plastic bushing at the shift cable end is on the cotter pin side.the cables should be adjusted so the clearance between the shift lever and both stoppers are equal when the shift lever is moved to 3rd and 4th gear. move the shift lever to each position and check that the shifting is smooth.

Jul 12, 2009 | 1996 Mitsubishi Galant

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I have a 2000 impala, which a friend of mine had my shifter cable installed. And now its stuck in second gear. The shifter goes up and down but it's not catching which leaves it stuck in second gear!...


It sounds like the shifter cable has popped loose.  You should be able to see the shifter cable on the transmission.  See if it is disconnected there.  If it is not, then the cable most likely popped loose at the shifter end.  You might be able to see the cable at the shifter end if you raise the vehicle (safely!) and crawl under there to see it.  Otherwise the shifter will have to be removed to inspect the cable connection on that end.

May 05, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Impala

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After new clutch installed, shifter will not engage 2nd, 4th, or reverse. It will engage 1st, 3rd, and 5th gears fine though. how can I adjust this?


Your shifter cables have gona bad, i had the same problem and its not your clutch thats causing the problem. Your shifter cables are just worn out and you need to replace them

Sep 12, 2008 | 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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REVERSE GEAR


A shifter popping out of gear could be that the shifter linkage is not adjusted right. Therefore not allowing the gear to be fully seated and when power is applied it forces it to pop out of gear.

Aug 08, 2008 | 1998 Volkswagen Jetta

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