SHIFTER CABLE BROKE WHILE I WAS DRIVING

  • Tiny
  • kainsouth
  • 2001 Jaguar S-Type
  • 180,000 miles

The shifter cable of my 2001 s-type jaguar broke while I was driving on the highway, then my friend helped me replace it, and now it starts, but whenever I put the gear on reverse, neutral, or drive, the car doesn't move, it acts like its on neutral, and whenever I put it on park, it parks. So what is going on, and what do I need to do?

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 10:01 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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While you were driving?

Check the fluid level. Beyond that, you will need a trans shop to see what has failed. It may be internal. Does not make sense replacing the cable and no engagement.

Is it hooked up properly?

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 10:11 PM
  • Tiny
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Yes it is

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 10:15 PM
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Ok, then you will need a shop to check it out for you to find the failure.

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 10:23 PM
  • Tiny
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Ok, thanks. But I don't want to be cheated. I want to make sure its not the transmission before I go to the mechanic.

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 10:44 PM
  • Tiny
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Assuming you did everything correctly, it is the only possibility.

Double check your work to be sure.

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 10:49 PM
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Ok, thanks

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 10:53 PM
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Good luck

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 10:55 PM

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