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A/T Shift Cable Replacement

  1. Raise the vehicle on a lift, or apply the parking brake, block rear wheels, and raise the front of the vehicle. Make sure it is securely supported.
  1. Remove the splash shield.
  1. Shift the transmission to N.
  1. Remove the nut securing the shift cable end.

  1. Rotate the socket holder (A) on the shift cable (B) a quarter turn; the corner (C) on the socket holder will be in the opening (D) of the shift lever bracket base (E). Then slide the holder to remove the shift cable from the bracket.

  1. Remove the shift cable cover.

  1. Pry up the lock tab of the lock washer (A), and remove the lock bolt (B) and lock washer.
  1. Remove the bolts securing the shift cable holder (C), and separate the shift cable (D) from the selector control shaft end (E).
  1. Remove the heat shield under the body.

  1. Remove the nut securing the shift cable bracket (A).
  1. Remove the shift cable grommet (B), and pull out the shift cable (C).
  1. Insert the new shift cable through the grommet hole (D), and install the grommet in its hole. Do not bend the shift cable excessively.
  1. Secure the shift cable bracket with the nut.
  1. Install the heat shield.

  1. Install the control lever (A) over the control shaft (B). Do not twist the boot (C).
  1. Secure the shift cable bracket (D) with the bolts.
  1. Secure the control lever with the new lock washer (E) and the lock bolt (F); install the flange (G) of the lock washer with facing to the transmission housing, then bend the lock tab (H) of the lock washer against the bolt head securely.

  1. Install the shift cable cover.

  1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II), and check that the N indicator comes on.

  1. If necessary, push the shift cable (A) until it stops, then release it. Pull the shift cable back two steps so that the shift position is in N. Do not hold the shift cable guide (B) to adjust the shift cable.
  1. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0).

  1. Insert a 6.0 mm (0.24 in.) pin (A) through the positioning holes (B) on the shift lever bracket base and into the positioning hole on the shift lever. Use only the 6.0 mm pin.
  1. Check that the shift lever is secured in N.

  1. Rotate the socket holder (A) on the shift cable (B) to place the corner (C) on the holder opposite the opening (D) in the shift lever bracket base (E). Align the holder with the opening in the bracket, then slide the holder into the bracket. Install the shift cable end (F) over the mounting stud (G) by aligning its square hole with the square fitting (H) at the bottom of the stud. Rotate the holder a quarter turn until the holder stops to secure the shift cable. Do not install the shift cable by twisting the shift cable guide (I).

  1. Check that the shift cable end is properly installed on the mounting stud.
  1. If the cable end is out of position on the mounting stud, remove the shift cable from the bracket, and reinstall the shift cable. Do not install the shift cable end on the mounting stud while the shift cable in on the bracket. If the cable end rides on the bottom of the mounting stud, rotate the stud and align the square fitting with the hole.

  1. Secure the shift cable end with the nut (A).
  1. Remove the 6.0 mm (0.24 in.) pin (B) that was installed to hold the shift lever.
  1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II). Move the shift lever to each position, and check that the A/T gear position indicator follows the transmission range switch.
  1. Shift to P, and check that the shift lock works properly. Push the shift lock release, and check that the shift lever releases, and also check that the shift lever locks when it is shifted back into P.