1991 Plymouth Acclaim Shifter Cable

Tiny
JMAN2010
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  • 1991 PLYMOUTH ACCLAIM
1991 Plymouth Acclaim 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

OK the shifter cable is jamed up and I am wonering how to take the cable off and replace it?
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Sunday, February 28th, 2010 AT 9:10 PM

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Tiny
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The best way is to go to a dealer or parts store and get the replacement cable, it should come with a new rubber grommet for installing it through the firewall. Each end is slightly different, by looking at it you'll see each end is installed either in a rubber smaller grommet in the column or console depending on your model, you'll need to remove the lower steering column trim or the upper console to access these grommets and pop the ends out. There are clips that hold the cables in place, they pry off.I used a vise grips and clamped it on the top of the clip to remove it, just pull up on the pliers, a small hammer can put it back in when you re-install the new cable. The transmission side should be put back in the same area of the rubber sleeve on that end, it also fits onto a rubber grommet on the trans lever, anytime the cable gets near these ends you'll see a clip that prys off letting the cable be slipped through the mount. Most were column mounted. Don't tighten the nut on the transaxle hold down until you know the cable is adjusted to be in the same position the old one was, you'll see a mark on the rubber to tell you where it should be initially snugged down, test the operation then tighten.
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