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1996 Dodge Avenger Question: Change Shifter cable

 

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Visitor, Toledo, OH, March 02, 2011, 18:29

I just bought this car thinking only the bolt for the shifter was loose. Test drove great. So on my way home it got stuck in first gear. So I ripped the cover off in a hurry so I didn't hold traffic up to long and seen the sleeve that protects my cable slid back and my cable bent. Is there an easy fix for this or do I have to replace the entire cable? If so how do I install a new cable?

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    March 03, 2011, 00:40
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    Would need to replace whole cable. One end of cable is at the shifter and the other is at trans linkage. Would need to remove any access components and hold downs. Remove and reinstall in reverse and adjsut as needed. Usually has no adjustment I believe but could be wrong.

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    paul1987, March 03, 2011, 09:23
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    What holds the plastic sleeve in place on the new shifter cable?

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    raiderron, March 03, 2011, 10:40
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    If it is what I believe you are talking about that is the housing that the cable slides in and out of. Comes with new cable. will be held down by one of the attaching components.

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    paul1987, March 03, 2011, 11:29
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    Thank you for the help. I appreciate it. I am getting ready to pull it in my dads garage right now and see what kind of job this is going to be.

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    raiderron, March 04, 2011, 12:01
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    Just pay attention to what you do to remove and reverse for install and you should be ok. If needed take pics with digital camera before removal so can see what you are doing.

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