What I can tell you is this. Make sure the tilt wheel is in the center position and the shifter is in neutral. When you removed it, you would have had to pry the actuator from the mounting pin on the steering column jacket assembly and the outer shift cable ball stud on the cable shift cam. It goes together the opposite same way. There is no trick. It requires the pressure to attach. Also, make sure everything is lining up for you. You can press on the lock adjuster block to compress the internal adjusting teeth and disengage the adjuster teeth. That may be keeping you from getting things lined up for you.
Once it is in place, it needs adjusted. Place the shifter in park. Turn the ignition to the off position and remove the key. Using park lock cable pliers (j-41396)unlock the ring on the cable assembly. Pull on cable until the cable touches the gear shift lever. Release cable. Using park lock cable pliers, lock aduster ring in place.
I hope this helps. Let me know
Monday, January 10th, 2011 AT 4:07 AM