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I think my shift cable broke. it is stuck in drive and the shifter moves very easily but doesn't change gears. I need a part number for the shifter cable and can I get it anywhere other than the dealership?


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is there any tutorial on this? the cable itself isnt broken, its just come off that little plastic tab that holds in onto the gear selector switch
 

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Is there anywhere to find that cable repair fin locally?


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I don't think so. At least for that specific one. Shipping is free though.

Two zip ties (one on each part to make a hinge) can probably hold it together while you wait for it. It helps if part of the bushing is still in there to guide the stock pin. Not sure how well this will work if the bushing is gone or in too many pieces. My bushing was missing just enough material to not lock onto the shift lever on the transmission.

If I remember right, the shipping was pretty fast.
 

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Ok, ya it's deff just that pin. I can hold the cable onto the plastic pin and you can shift gears fine but obviously it needs that retainer clip to hold it in place.

What modification did you have to do to get it to fit?


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Is the plastic bushings from that site better than the metal one above?

Thanks everyone one for the help BTW


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Sweet, does that come with the arms or is it just the nut and bolt?


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No arms, instructions and some stainless hardware.



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Thanks for all the help fellas. Found a pretty solid temp solution. Just a nut and bolt. I started off with a 1.5in and cut it down to probably 1.25. Two nuts, the first one actually locks inside the hole for the bushing/grommet and the seconds just so it won't back out. Just a dab of locktite. It probably goes without saying but you must dremel/tap out the stock riveted pin.

Shifts through all gears perfect and should hold up until I order something.





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