I have a 1993, 3.1L Cavalier RS with an engine swap (Note: original transmission has over 200K miles) from a 3.1L Malibu that I think was made somewhere in between 95'-97'. According to the Internet, the Malibu's engine is 3 cubic inches more than the Cavaliers that I previously had in it. Now let me get to the reason I why I'm telling you guys this;
After the engine swap, my kickdown cable was damaged and frayed up, which caused the car to shift at around 5 grand, or most of the time, not shift at all. The mechanic knew what it was instantly, and took the kickdown cable off of the throttle. He told me to order a new one. I have been looking everywhere, the internet and every auto store in town, yet nobody has one. On top of that, the junkyard doesn't normally have the Cavalier from 92'-96'.
1.) Do I get the kickdown cable for the Cavalier or Malibu?
2.) If the engines are different sizes, will the kickdown cable also be a different size?
3.) Is there any way to rig the cable to make it work? (I don't know how badly damaged it is, but it feels pretty bad).