Question about Buick LeSabre
The plastic cap on the shifter cable came apart and the car was stuck in first gear. Got a replacment cable, but unsure how to install it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Im assuming this is the Series I 3800? If so, if you can email me I can send you some directions on the process. Its for a Series II 3800 but it should be similar. If you cant email me, post up and I'll see what I can do.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
I had a similiar problem on my 1996 Escort wagon. The shifter was stuck in park. There is a lil plastic circle to the right of the shifer. Get a small screwdriver and pry off the cap. Then insert a small screwdriver into the hole to see if you can release the mechanism. (by pressing down) If it is frozen like mine was, just remove the 2 screws on the shifter handle one on the side and the other on the side facing the radio. Then remove the 6 screws on the console. Remove the console, in 2 pieces...piece by the parking break first then the larger part that sets over the PRNDL if the lever is frozen and rusted like mine was get some penatrant like WD-40 or liquid wrench....squirt it into the base of the shifter and try to work the mechanism forward and reverse...Note: there is a safety mechanism that holds the shifter in position but will release when you step on the brake pedal. Hope this info helps.
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
never did it in a 2002 chvy first off...go to napa...or what ever your local part store is and buy a manual...easy repair...the manuel gives pictures...you replace one end from under the hood...the other you may have to get under the car...if your skinny no prob..if not ...get some jacks...book will explain all..easyl..repair...
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
Have the EXACT same problem. 2005 Pt Cruiser w about 88,000 miles. Became hard to shift when cold and then bam ....something broke. Moves freely. I know I'm going to get screwed on this... what should it cost to have it fixed. The guy at a shop close by (figured close to make towing easier) started into this 'its a dealer only part and blah blah...at least an hour .... " He's going to send an estimate tomorrow. I'm in E. metro Atlanta
Posted on Jan 07, 2010
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