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GMC C3500 STEERING PROBLEM

2005 GMC C3500 • 65,000 miles

Need to replace auto trans shift cable any advise or diagrams?
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January 1, 2013.




Automatic Transmission Range Selector Cable Replacement
Removal Procedure

Position the steering column shift lever to the park position.
Remove the instrument panel knee bolster. Refer to Knee Bolster Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gauges, and Warning Indicators.
Remove the driver's seat.
Pull back the carpet and insulation around the driver's area.
Remove the retainer securing the cable to the steering column.

Remove the cable end from the steering column ball stud.
Depress the tangs and remove the cable from the steering column bracket.

Remove the bolt securing the cable support to the brace.

Important: Avoid unnecessary twisting/bending of the range selector cable when removing the cable from the support.

Remove the range selector cable from the support.

Remove the cable grommet from the floor panel.
Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.

Remove the clips on the cable from the floor panel reinforcement.

Ensure the transmission manual shaft is positioned in mechanical park.
Remove the retainer that secures the cable to the bracket.

Remove the cable clip on the transfer case, if equipped.
Remove the range selector cable end (2) from the transmission range selector lever ball stud (1).
Depress the tangs and remove the cable from the bracket.
Lower the vehicle and ensure that the steering column shift lever is still in the park position.

Installation Procedure

Ensure that the transmission manual shaft lever is in the mechanical park position.
Align and install the cable to the bracket.
Install the range selector cable end (2) to the transmission range selector lever ball stud (1).
Install the cable clip on the transfer case, if equipped.

Install the retainer that secures the cable to the bracket.

Install the clips on the cable to the floor panel reinforcement.
Lower the vehicle.

Install the cable grommet to the floor panel.

Important: Avoid unnecessary twisting/bending of the range selector cable when installing the cable to the support.

Install the range selector cable to the support.

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

Install the bolt securing the cable support to the brace.

Tighten the bolt to 10 Nm (89 lb in).

Install the cable to the steering column bracket.
Ensure the tangs fully seat (snap) into the steering column bracket.
Install the cable end to the steering column ball stud.

Install the retainer securing the cable to the steering column.
Position the carpet and insulation around the driver's area.
Install the driver's seat.
Install the instrument panel knee bolster. Refer to Knee Bolster Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Warning Indicators.
Test the transmission for proper shift operation.
If all of the gear positions cannot be achieved, adjust the cable. Refer to Automatic Transmission Range Selector Cable Adjustment.

Thank you for no caps

Roy




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