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Old 09-06-2009, 10:51 AM
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97 Astro Van Shift Cable

I am just finishing an install into an Astro van 4L60e.

Is there some kind of magic to the shift cable?

It wouldn't line up with park when I went to put it back together.

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Found the adjuster business under all the goop caked on down there.

Only problem is that the cable will not slide at all.

Seems to be bound up.

Was working fine,pulled the tranny , went to hook it up and blaaaahhhh.
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Found the adjuster business under all the goop caked on down there.

Only problem is that the cable will not slide at all.

Seems to be bound up.

Was working fine,pulled the tranny , went to hook it up and blaaaahhhh.
turn the arm around that bolts up to the manual arm. the stud that the cable snaps onto is supposed to face the pan.
if put on the other way, it changes the lever position and adjustment.
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Thanks, but that's not it.

The cable won't slide in the sheath even when it's disconnected from the linkage.

I tried with my foot on the brake to see if there is some kind of safety lock and same thing.

It seems to have pulled itself in when I took it off and now it won't come out again......strange.

It won't move is the problem now.
I found how to adjust it.
I will assemble it with the pin in to towards the pan once I get it sliding again.

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I just replaced on on a friends 98 pickup....GM ran the cable under the carpet where dirt and road salt could get at it through the carpet....The sheathing was seized and rotten.......
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Did it just sieze up and you changed it or was it like this where you swapped the tranny and things went to poop?

This cable was working fine on Saturday...
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Got it moving enough to run it thru the gears at least.

Won't go lower than "D".

Cable must be toast.
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Did it just sieze up and you changed it or was it like this where you swapped the tranny and things went to poop?

This cable was working fine on Saturday...
He said it started acting funny....not being in right gear etc....When I peeled the carpet back, it basically fell apart......
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I got it pulled out, it looks good , but its just tight to slide.
I think something happened to it insude at the swivel connection.
Got to get a new one tomorow.

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in the rust belts of the world.... corrosion will goof up ground cables slowly.

One spot the electric moves to as a ground source is the shifter cable or linkage. Slowly the electric will goof up cables as it sparks.

Cables can melt too from the electric
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I know they are expensive....the one for my neighbors 98 diesel pickup was about $150..............
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I thought I'd throw out these pics in case anyone else runs into this problem.

I cut the cable and pulled out the piece at the transmission end.
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