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Old 06-17-2007, 04:35 PM
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87 Camaro shifter cable problems

Hey everybody... Ive spent the last 4 months completely rebuilding a 1987 Chevy Camaro... It has a 305 under it bolted up to a 700R4.. heres my deal, i took all the interior (paneling, seats, carpet) out of the car and replaced them all..i left the dash and steering wheel in though..well i took the shifter out too of course and everything came out just fine..well everything went back in just fine except the shifter...i put the shifter back in and hooked the cables up, and its like the cable is frozen up (the one that is closest to the passenger door that engages when you push the button down on the shifter), and it hardly moves at all, you have to struggle to get the button to go down hardly any at all...it worked just fine before i took it out of the car.. i unhooked it and the shifter itself works properly when i tested the button without the cable... could the cable have messed up where it sat for months not being connected to anything, or is it binding on something underneath or what could it be?.. this is the first car ive ever really worked on hardcore, and ive never dealt with automatic shifters, usually i have manual, so i have no clue... if anyone would happen to have any idea what could be wrong, could you please e-mail me at daveconner1984@peoplepc.com ? ... thanks for your time everyone who happened to read this..

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Hi,i had the same problem with my 87 firebird (same car and setup) the shoift cable froze up. go to the chevy dealer and buy a new one( i think it was about $40.00) dont buy one from discount or napa,only the factory cable worked for me.
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87 camaro shifter cable problems

Make sure all of your ground straps are in place as well.

The shifter cable sometimes serves as a ground source if you are missing ground straps, or do not have enough.

If your dome light flickers as you move the shifter, this will be a sure sign that the car is trying to use your shifter cable for a ground source.
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