Thanks for the link. So far every place I had checked will only sell the complete cable and I didn't really want to go through replacing the whole thing if I could avoid it. I was able to find something close enough out of a pedal linkage kit from an auto parts store. It should hold up for a least a temp fix if nothing else. Shifting from under the car is no fun.the roadie said:ATFSpeed.com has been reported to sell a useful repair kit. No personal knowledge of it.
ATF - Shifter Cable Repair Kits For Many Different Vehicles!
Same thing happened to me. At first I used a nut and bolt while I waited for the repair pin to come in the mail....hence why you don't have to spend $75. They sell the the repair pin for $20. 92-09 Chevrolet Trailblazer Shifter Cable Repair PinAV8ER said:The little white "bushing" on mine crumpled to pieces so I ended up just putting the black piece with the big hole on the metal peg and wrapped it with a bunch of safety wire to keep it in place so i didn't have to spend 75 dollars on a cable and rip the car apart to replace it
I am assume your asking if it works like the OEM setup? It does. There is a little bit of play if you twist it in the opposite axis of the normal shifting rotation axis, but it's not any greater than OEM play.xj2202009 said:Does the cable pivots around the pin or is it stiff in place?
I did the same exact thing and I agree it worked great. Therefore there is definitely no need to buy the kit...only reason I bought the kit was to see if it was better then my nut & bolt solution.xj2202009 said:bought the bolt below with a nylon nut, and a big washer,
cut the bolt just passed the nut
they supply the complete kit. The problem is you have to remove the old OEM pin in order to use the new pin. The only way to do that is to grind off the head.Wex said:...... i am surprised the repair kit company does not simply supply the complete part ready to go with new nut for $45 out the door.
Wow. Same thing just happened to me. Great to know that a 5 cent lastic bushing is all that holds the transmission linkage together! Frick you gm. Never againJason24 said:Is the very end of the transmission shift linkage at the transmission end with the "snap ring" type connector replaceable or do you need to get the whole cable assembly?
You can drive the pin back out thru the lever arm with several good whacks from a hammer. Don't have to cut/ grind it off.Wex said:It looks like my shift linkage snapped in my driveway. I ordered the $20 part plus $11 shipping from aft speed. My question now is about the grinder. The video showed them using a bench mounted grinder. Is this the method used by all?
edit: I left the part at my friends garage. they will do the grinding and the removal of the pin at a very very low cost. with how frequently the part fails, i am surprised the repair kit company does not simply supply the complete part ready to go with new nut for $45 out the door.
I don't want to risk it again with a piece of plastic between me and the transmission. Where and when will it fail next time? With any luck, you won't be downshifting while coming down a mountainjoee said:Replacing the pin is probably the best long term solution. But, I took the easy way out and bought the $10 bushing on ebay. I replaced it in May 2012. After replacing it, I was going to wait a few months to post an update, but I forgot. The "lip" on my bushing had broken, as shown in the attached picture. The new one seemed to be more pliable than the original one, so I wasn't sure if it would hold up. It's been over a year and it's still working, though.
If you go this route, you need a bolt with a very short head. There is very little clearance. The head of the bolt will hit the plastic switch housing and you may not be able to select first gear "1", as it will not clear. order the aftermarket pin. Works finedannyoaks said:Might i ask the specifications as to what size and thread the bolt and nut method use? My cable bushing just gave up this morning, and of course it being a 2006 envoy, the help aisle was no help at all. Thanks for any info
Thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately my cable broke at the rear mount before i got any solution, i have already replaced the entire cable, and according to the dealership i got the last one in the area. When i called the parts department the tech had told me i was about the 15th person who called for the same part, it seems odd to me that so many are failing at basically the same time.Gevans17 said:If you go this route, you need a bolt with a very short head. There is very little clearance. The head of the bolt will hit the plastic switch housing and you may not be able to select first gear "1", as it will not clear. order the aftermarket pin. Works fine