This probably means the cable snapped, broke inside the cable guide and you need a new cable. After you install the new cable, adjust this way, your tranny is the AOD(automatic overdrive). AOD, AXOD-E & A4LD Position transmission shift lever in overdrive position. Hold shift lever against rear overdrive stop with a constant force of about 3 lbs. Loosen shift control cable (shift rod on A4LD transmission) retaining nut at transmission. Ensure transmission/transaxle manual lever is in overdrive position. 1. On AOD and A4LD, overdrive is third detent from full counterclockwise position. On AXOD- E, overdrive is second detent from most rearward position. Tighten retaining nut to 10-18 ft. Lbs. (13-25 N.M). Check transmission operation in each position. Ensure neutral start switch and back-up lights operate properly. 2.
The replacement of the cable itself requires some dimantling of the dash, and lowering the steering column to accsess the cable. If you are going to attempt it, disconnect the negative battery cable for a few minutes to dissable the air bag system! Leave it disconnected until the repair is finished and column is back in place.
Saturday, September 26th, 2009 AT 8:45 AM