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!
Jason24 said:If anyone has first had experience with the linked cable repair kit feel free to chime in. I may go-ahead and get one just to have something on hand if current one begins to fail.
AV8ER 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
AV8ER said:Well I will probably end up getting that. Im guessing that all it does is fit in the big hole of the black shift cable piece?
xj2202009 said:Does the cable pivots around the pin or is it stiff in place?
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.
Jason24 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?
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.
joee 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.
dannyoaks 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
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
exxplorer3 said:linkage bushing.jpg The ten bucks for this includes shipping too.