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How do I adjust Shifter without moving cable end? Cable ends are all the way tight on both ends.

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  • ray gallant May 11, 2010

    need more info on what the problem U have is



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Wind the outer cable near the housing or engine, similar to cycle break cable. Cheers Timo.

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If you can't move the shifter into PARK OR FIRST GEAR manually I would say you need to adjust the cable shifter. Try to move the shifter while someone looks at the transmissions cable underhood and see if the cable move normally and not out of the adjustment lock.
1- At the transmission end cable unhooks the cable from the transmission.
2- Try to move the transmission's selector manually from Park to
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is this a DIY question, and you have never adjusted a cable on anything ever, even a bicycle?
m/t, manual transmission (axle)
answer yes,
the linkage needs to be rebuilt. so find the play, and that is the part that is bad. the online parts pages show what is there. and replaceable (badly).
there is a cable.
person 1 moves shifter and person 2 looks at tranaxle shift link.
if person 1 moves lever and the trans part is not moving 1 for 1.
then the cable or linkage is bad. it's just cable link.
easy to diagnose as the parts are completely viewable and diagnosable.

one thing bad about suzuki is their online graphics sux
missing or wrong or incomplete. (chapter 11 dont help that )
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consider this:
your and move the shifter. (a simple lever) and below there is a lever to cable that can fail, consider looking there. then the cable moves
and at the same instant and in direct proportions, the other end of the cable moves (the whole purpose of any cable) 1 for 1.
that end moves and connects to the transaxle link.
that most move too, and not have play or be loose.
all it takes is looking at both ends of cable.
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Shimano STX (combo brake and shifter) rear shifter does nothing up or down. Shifters move but do not engage the derailleur. The cable is tight and obviously not broken. Is the shifter broken or can...

You can't have end-to-end intact cable movement and NOT move the derailleur unless it is NOT tight to begin with. Look closer.

You need to figure out at which end the problem lies.

You can elevate the rear wheel (or hang the bike by the tip of the seat on a low branch) and pedaling it forward with your hand you can grab the bare exposed cable somewhere in its routing (usually along the down tube) and pull sideways on it (away from the bike) to see if the derailleur moves as expected when the cable REALLY moves. Then you can decide if the shifter is or is not controlling the cable.

Everything is replaceable as required.


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Move the shifter to the position that feeds the most cable out.

Disconnect the cable at the derailleur end. Pull the cable housing away from the shifter lever so you can see the shifter wire and push the cable into the shifter. You should see the cable end start emerging from the opposite side of the shifter. Pull it all the way out but make sure you take note of its routing to its derailleur.

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Remote shift must be wiggled to engage the motor. mercury marine

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