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#943154 - 08/23/12 09:35 PM Transmission shifter cable
wit2003 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/09
Posts: 165
Loc: New Ipswich, NH
So I've looked on summit and can only seem to find the cables for a column shift....

Am I just not seeing it?

After I started to out everything back together for my motor swap, it seems as though the trans cable housing pulled out of the short metal sleeve at the end where it meets the rubber boot(hope that makes sense). Shifter will go from park to low easily, but when you try to go back to park, the cable and insulation pull out of the sleeve and won't move the bracket.

Is there a fix for this or do I need a new cable? If I need a new one are there any recommendations?
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#943172 - 08/24/12 04:06 AM Re: Transmission shifter cable [Re: wit2003]
Retro Offline
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Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 1991
Loc: Macon,Ga.
Yeah, don't buy one from AutoZone, the Dorman brand are crap, Pioneer & ATP brand are better.
Cable Info >> http://www.turbobuick.com/forums/threads/shifter-cable-thread.381807/ and here http://www.turbobuick.com/forums/threads/shift-cable-length.348173/

And Column shift cars don't have Shift cables, Linkage only.
Floor shift cars have Cables but, also have Linkage from Trans to Column for Gear Indicator, Column Lock, Neutral safety switch & Backup lights.


Edited by Retro (08/24/12 04:10 AM)

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#943187 - 08/24/12 09:18 AM Re: Transmission shifter cable [Re: Retro]
84ss355*4spd Offline
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Registered: 04/02/08
Posts: 685
Loc: Edmonton,AB,Canada
When my cable snapped in my,86 i payed 100 bucks at a local gm delearship.
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#943217 - 08/24/12 01:15 PM Re: Transmission shifter cable [Re: 84ss355*4spd]
Retro Offline
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Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 1991
Loc: Macon,Ga.
If you can find a GM/OEM cable it's worth the $$.

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#943310 - 08/25/12 07:22 AM Re: Transmission shifter cable [Re: Retro]
nc montey king Offline
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Registered: 08/25/12
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Loc: Durham, N.C.
How do you know if its snapped??? my floor shifter went into drive and then it wouldn't go into any other gear it was just loose moving freely from 1 all the way up to park ... when i pulled the console off to see if i could tell if it was broke everything was moving ok but still couldn't get it to go int gear so its currently stuck into drive i found a way to get the key out but still in D so can't start it up??? Need help

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#943312 - 08/25/12 07:33 AM Re: Transmission shifter cable [Re: nc montey king]
wit2003 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/09
Posts: 165
Loc: New Ipswich, NH
Mine didn't snap, but rather the cable housing pulled out of the metal sleeve that holds it in place.

Crawl under the car and see if the cable has pulled out. While your under there you can manually put the tranny in park also.
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1987 Monte Carlo SS, T-Tops - My toy
2007 Honda Element - My dog hauler
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage - My gas sipper
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 - Lowes run truck

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#943782 - 08/29/12 07:56 AM Re: Transmission shifter cable [Re: wit2003]
wit2003 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/09
Posts: 165
Loc: New Ipswich, NH
So i ordered one from Mikes Montes. Should be here tomorrow....anyone have a link to a write up for changing the cable? Im sure i can figure it out, but if there is a write up why not use it.

Thanks!
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1987 Monte Carlo SS, T-Tops - My toy
2007 Honda Element - My dog hauler
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage - My gas sipper
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 - Lowes run truck

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#943788 - 08/29/12 09:50 AM Re: Transmission shifter cable [Re: wit2003]
84ss355*4spd Offline
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Registered: 04/02/08
Posts: 685
Loc: Edmonton,AB,Canada
Its easy.remove shifter plate, pull the center console. bolts are in the bottom inside console. after that it is pretty straight forward. its been a while since i had the automatic so i can remember what the steps are in order
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84 SS 350 .30,4spd,msd cap,accel super coil,dual 2.5 electric cutouts,dynamax super turbos
86 ss gone


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#943993 - 08/31/12 09:36 PM Re: Transmission shifter cable [Re: 84ss355*4spd]
wit2003 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/09
Posts: 165
Loc: New Ipswich, NH
all done!! Thanks for the help!
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1987 Monte Carlo SS, T-Tops - My toy
2007 Honda Element - My dog hauler
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage - My gas sipper
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 - Lowes run truck

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