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Iv got Shimano Alivio 9speed shifters. My front derailleur cable is damaged so im attempting to replace it. Iv detached the cable from the derailleur, iv opened the front shifter covers, but I'm not able to find any kind of release mechanism for the cable. I'm stuck... Can anyone help? Please explain how I can release the cable from the shifter.

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If there is no internal routing under the covers, check the sides near the triggers. There will be a black plactic phillipes head screw. Shift the derailleur down the high gear or where all the tension is released from the line. Disconnect the cable and feed it backwards towards the shifter. the cable will come out the hole where the cable previously was inserted

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It sounds like you could have two different problems. Your derailleur has become contaminated or your shifter may need to be lubed. Either way, the likely solution is the same. The best solution to get the derailleur operating again is to spray it with GT-85 or PB blaster and manually move in back and furth until it is working again. The same goes for the 105 shifter, spray GT-85 inside the shifter by compressing the brake lever and spraying towards the head of the shift cable. This will solve a non-functioning shifter many times.

The only other problem that fits is the limit screws could be wrong or the deraileur is in the wrong position. This would not be the case unless someone adjusted your derailleur before the ride you started have that problem. Or if the derailleur has moved. Both of which require the derailleur to be fully readjusted.

Hope this helps. Thank you

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HERE is Shimano's exploded-view diagram of the shifters, but it really only gives you a ballpark idea of the assembly. You will have to piece the rest together from memory, i suppose. Sorry, i could not find more information for you.

Hope this helps a little,
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