Shifter cable replacement

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NARLEY89
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  • 1996 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

V8 two wheel drive automatic 296,000 miles.

How do I replace a transmission shifter cable?

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009 AT 11:18 PM

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Make sure you are parked on level ground and wheels are blocked. Next remove the lower plastic cover below the steering wheel. Identify (of two) the long cable that goes down and through the floor, from the shifter. You have to turn key and pull shifter down to drive, to pop the white plastic swivel off the shifter linkage. Then wrestle the housing out of the bracket just below that, by squeezing the plastic finger locks that are keeping it in the square bracket. Do not panic if you break plastic on old cable as it is not needed. Loose at shifter now, pry rubber boot where it passes through floor. Now hop under vehicle and Remember if transmission linkage is moved out of park, vehicle is able to roll. Next pry the square plastic housing from the bracket, similar to what was done above. Lastly there is a rectangular end with an unusual white plastic dual pin retainer pushed through the center from the back.
Push it back with screwdriver to start and then pry with blade on back to remove. When installing new one it looks like that end has teeth so white clip can back adjustments for column indicator.

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