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Shifting cable has rested on Transmission, how do you replace the whole shifting cable from Transmission to shifter in car,

Need to replace shifting cable, have new one but don't know to disconnect the cable at the gear shifter end.

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You have to pull the steering column down to replace that end of the cable.

Hope this helps.

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Twist the nut connecting the gear shift and the transmission. Use a socket wrench and remove the gear shift. Use an open-end wrench to loosen the nut holding the shift cable and the shift arm together.
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Slide off the sleeve on the shift cable and loosen the shift cable at the other end with an open-end wrench. Both ends of the shifting cable attach to the shifting arm in different locations.
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Hitch the new shift cable to the 2 anchor points on the shift arm using the same bolts and nuts. Reconnect the gear shift to the transmission and push the rubber boot back into place around the gear shift inside the car.
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I am going to go out on a limb and guess you have an automatic transmission.

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Please give feedback if this helps.

Repost your findings if this does not help.


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