How DO you replace the shifter cable on a 1994 Chevy Cavalier?
disconnect the the shifter cable from tranny and take out your center console lots of screws try not to break it and take the console off you have to pull some of you carpet back so you will have to do certain things to move the carpet so yea and there is a rubber grommet on your fire wall witch has two screws and two cables when you the screw off you have to run the cable you want out inside the car then under the carpet disconnect it from the shifter linkage and repeat to install disconnect the battery not needed but still always good to do
To change the shift linkage in an 1998 automatic Chevy Cavalier the shift linkage needs to be removed from the transmission and pulled from the cabin. The job requires removing the floor console to access the cable. After doing the so the cable can be snaked from inside the cabin, the install is the reverse of the removal.
The easy way to open the hood manually on a 1998 Chevy Cavalier, when the cable is not working is to put the car on a hoist and use a long pole to trip the hood latch. Then lower the vehicle and open the hood the rest of the way. Replace or repair the cable for the hood latch before closing the hood.
That particular part (shifter cable, including the bushings) has been discontinued. I tried finding the same piece for my cable and that's what Chevy told me. You'd have to either go to a scrap yard and find one from an old Lumina, or another car that uses the same cable part. Or replace the cable with something else that works.
Could be your shifter cable has stretched and you need to replace it? On my 1995 Saturn SL2 I could not keep the shifter in 3rd gear. I replaced the tranny with one from the junkyard and the problem still persisted. I talked to Saturn and they said it was my shifter cable. I installed the shifter cable and the new tranny goes into 3rd gear without any problems. Please use this as an FYI…
If the plastic guide on a shifter transmission cable is broken do you have to replace the entire cable?
Disconnect both ends of cable, unbolt only drivers side of bench seat from floor, lift up drivers side of bench seat and block it up with a piece of wood, roll back flooring material to expose the cable, pull cable up from hole in floor, reverse procedure to install, adjust cable at transmission end.
What is wrong if when you were reversing in a 1998 Chevy Veture all the sudden the shifter was loose and now will not shift gears?
You will need to take the current shifter cable off, and to do so you'll need to open the dash and console so you can reach the plate keeping the cable in place. Next, thread it (the replacement) through the firewall, and this area, and connect it. Put everything back together after making sure it is secure, and you're done.
There's really not much point in that, unless you simultaneously replace the rear wheel with a single speed wheel and add some chain guides. But if you insist: unhook shifter cable by the shifter and pull it out. Pull grip(s) off handlebar. Loosen Allen screw on underside of shifter clamp. Pull shifter off.