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Where can I get the grommets for the end of the manual transmission shift cables where they connect to the tranny, without buying the entire cable set?

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This is a not uncommon problem, with a simple solution: replace the grommets (bushes is a better name) with pieces made from 1/2" polycarbonate. You can get a piece of this from a plastic supply company.

Get 1" rod or just a section of 1/2" sheet. Use a hole saw to cut some circular pieces. Hole saws have a 1/4" center drill. Stick a bolt in the hole with washers and a nut, and fit it to a drill press or similar. You can use a file to adjust the size to fit the end of the shift cables.

When ready, drill the center hold to 6mm, and use washers to hold the new bush in place.

The alternative is to have a machine shop to turn up new bushes out of polycarbonate, or some other industrial plastic.

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(3) Disconnect cable at shift lever and feed cable
through dash panel opening to underside of vehicle.
(4) Raise vehicle.
(5) Disengage cable eyelet at transmission shift
lever and pull cable adjuster out of mounting
bracket. Then remove old cable from vehicle.
(1) Route cable through hole in dash panel. Fully
seat cable grommet into dash panel.
(2) Place the auto transmission manual shift control
lever in "Park" detent (rearmost) position and
rotate prop shaft to ensure transmission is in park.
(3) Connect shift cable to shifter mechanism by
snapping cable retaining ears into shifter bracket
and press cable end fitting onto lever ball stud.
(4) Place the floor shifter lever in park position.
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the adjustment gauge clip.
(5) Snap the cable into the transmission bracket so
the retaining ears are engaged and connect cable end
fitting onto the manual control lever ball stud.
(6) Lock shift cable into position by pushing
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