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HOW DO I REMOVE AND REINSTALL AN AUTOMATIC SHIFT CABLE FROM A CHEVY C2500?

1998 Chevrolet Cheyenne • 125,000 miles

I have a column mounted shifter. My Cheyenne is a 5.0L 4X2.
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Kemosabe
October 5, 2011.



Position the steering column transmission shift lever to PARK (P).
Apply the parking brake.
Remove the front seat. Refer to Seat Replacement-Bench, Seat Replacement-Split Bench, or Seat Replacement-Front Bucket in Seats.
Remove the door sill trim plate. Refer to Door Sill Plate Replacement in Interior Trim.
Remove the hinge pillar trim panel. Refer to Trim Panel Replacement-Hinge Pillar in Interior Trim.
Remove the carpet and the carpet retainers on the driver's side to expose the range select lever cable.
Remove the steering column filler panel from the steering column.
Disconnect the range select lever cable from the steering column shift control.
Disconnect the range select lever cable from the retainers on the cab floor pan.
Raise the vehicle. Support the vehicle with safety stands. Refer to Vehicle Lift Points.
Remove the cable retainer from the transmission mounted bracket. Squeeze the cable retainer while pulling the cable towards the rear of the vehicle.
Disconnect the cable end from the transmission range select lever ball stud.
Position the transmission range select lever to PARK (P). Rotate the range select lever clockwise until the lever reaches the full clockwise stop position.
Remove the range select lever cable from under the fuel line and from the rear transmission bracket.
Note the routing of the range select lever cable on the vehicle before removal.
Remove the safety stands.
Lower the vehicle.
Remove the range select lever cable grommet from the floor panel.
Remove the range select lever cable from the vehicle.
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
Position the steering column transmission shift lever to PARK (P).

Ensure that the transmission is in the mechanical park position. Position the transmission range select lever to PARK (P). Rotate the range select lever clockwise until the lever reaches the full clockwise stop position.
Install the range select lever cable to the vehicle. Route the cable in the original location noted during removal.
Install the range select lever cable grommet to the floor panel.
Install the range select lever cable retainers on the cab floor pan.
Install the range select lever cable end to the steering column shift control.
Install the steering column filler panel to the steering column.
Install the carpet and the carpet retainers on the driver's side.
Install the door sill trim plate. Refer to Door Door Sill Plate Replacement in Interior Trim.
Install the hinge pillar trim panel. Refer to Trim Panel Replacement-Hinge Pillar in Interior Trim.
Install the front seat. Refer to Seat Replacement-Bench, Seat Replacement-Split Bench, or Seat Replacement-Front Bucket in Seats.
Make sure that the steering column transmission shift lever is in Park (P).
Raise the vehicle. Support the vehicle with safety stands. Refer to Vehicle Lift Points.

Good luck

Roy

Route the range select lever cable under the fuel lines.
Connect the range select lever cable to the rear transmission bracket.
Install the range select lever cable retainer to the transmission cable bracket.

Remove the black shipping clip from the new range select lever cable. Discard the clip.
Install the range select lever cable end to the transmission range select lever. Push the cable end onto the transmission range select lever stud ball.
Adjust the range select lever cable.