How much is a shift cable?
Correspondingly, what is a shift cable?
The shift selector cable puts the transmission into the proper gear, which is indicated by the shift selector that it has been moved by the driver. Automatic transmission vehicles normally have one cable that runs from the transmission to the shifter assembly, while manual transmission vehicles have two.
- Indicator doesn't match the gear. If the shift selector cable is going bad, the indicator light or cable will not match the gear you are in.
- Vehicle will not turn off.
- Vehicle starts in another gear.
- Vehicle will not go into gear.
Keeping this in consideration, what happens when a shift cable breaks?
If either cable is broken, the shifter handle won't return to the neutral position automatically if it isn't in gear. If the horizontal cable is broken, you won't be able to shift into any gear. If the vertical cable is broken, you'll be able to get into 3rd and fourth, but all other gears will seem non-existent.
The shift linkage is located in the transmission tunnel of the vehicle and with exception of the shift knob, is accessed from underneath the vehicle. Because the linkage is located above the transmission there is very little space available to access the upper retaining pin.