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How to remove shifter cable from 2002 pontiac sunfire

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SOURCE: how to change a shifter cable on a 97 sunfire

okay so i fixed the problem myself, this is how to do it. take out the consol shifter bot shift knob. take off the connecting sockets to the shifter. pull up the carpet and follow the cable it goes through the fire wall on the passenger side both cables go through another boot there. take a flat screw driver and pry off the boot. feed the cables underneithe the plastic peice that go through under the dash. open the hood and take off the sockets connecting the cables to the transmission. they are in a bracket a little further down the line pull them out of that then you should be able to take the cable right out. assemble in reverse order

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Broken front lug bolt in 2002 Pontiac Sunfire.

Remove wheel, caliper and rotor. hit it solidly with a good hammer and it should go right through and fall out. Sometimes you will need to grind a bit off the side of the new one to get it past any obstructions. That will not harm its performance in any way unless you take way more than you need to off of it.To get it all the way back in, oil the threads, put a stack of large washers on it and tighten the nut on backwards till you draw it all the way in.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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light bulb located in shift console.

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SOURCE: I have a 2002 pontiac sunfire. replacing starter.

the large cable goes on the terminal with the large nut and lock washer....the other goes to the terminal marked with an R or S depending on where the smaller cable hooks to...neither of the two smaller ones should fit to where the batt cable wire does...good luck, hope this helps....pappy

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SOURCE: 2001 pontiac sunfire will not shift out of park.

gear shift stuck on my 2001 pontiac sunfire won't budget what can i do

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This problem could be related to bad cables or the linkage assembly.Remove the center console and get down to the shifter where you can visually see the cables,and where the cables attach to the shifter.The cables should be hooked up at the transmission,but removed from the shifter.One cable is the neutral gate position,and the other is the actual gear selector cable.Manually operate the cables and see if the gears will engage using the cables.If the cables work,you have narrowed it down to the shifter itself.If the cables don't work and gears can't be engaged using the cables,then the cables are bad.Also look over the shifter assembly visually,look for cracks or broken metal while shifting it through the gears.--------- Check it.Thanks.

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it sounds like your shifter cable , you gonna have to remove the shifting console to remove the cable in one end in the other end I belive is 2 bolts is pretty easy just make shure the shifter is on first if it is auto and neutral if it is manual

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What you can try is to remove the shift cables from the transmission side. then move the shifter and see if everything is free if it's still sticks then the cables are going to be replaced. if everything is moving with the cable off. then you need to remove the shift tower on the tranny (where the shift cable is I belive it's 5 bolts) remove the tower and you will see the shift pin. Inside the tower there is a cotter pin that breaks and that will cause you to have one gear and unable to selected another gear. If you are not mech inclined I would no attemped the shift tower repaire, the cables do it will save you money. The shift tower has bushings that can fall into the tranny.

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