- 1 How do I know if my shift linkage is bad?
- 2 How much does it cost to fix shift linkage?
- 3 How do you fix a loose shift linkage?
- 4 What happens when gear linkage breaks?
- 5 Where is the shift linkage located?
- 6 Why does my gear shifter feel loose?
- 7 What is shift linkage?
- 8 How much does a shifter cost?
- 9 How long does it take to replace a shifter?
- 10 What is a shifter assembly?
- 11 What holds the gear shift in place?
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Shift Selector Cable
- 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.
If the cause turns out to be a loose shifter linkage, you can tighten it yourself at no cost, or have the repair-shop do it for $50-75. If the condition is being caused by a damaged shifter cable, the repair-shop will charge you $125 -$250 for replacement, or you can purchase and replace it yourself for around $35-$80.
How to Tighten a Loose Gear Shift
- Step 1: Open the center console around the gear shifter.
- Step 2: Turn the gear shifter knob counterclockwise and remove it.
- Step 3: Remove the retaining bolts at the base.
- Step 4: Now pull the gear shifter lever from the console hole.
- Step 5: Replace it with new bushing.
If the cable is broken, you’ll be able to move the shifter into any position, but the transmission will stay in the same gear. This may leave you stuck in gear, or even stuck in park depending on when the cable broke. There is a quick test you can perform.
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.
Why does my gear shifter feel loose?
When a shifter bushing is worn, the shifter feels loose. It’s because the worn bushing left a gap between the handle and the shift rail. Shift rails have detent notches machined into their sides. A spring-loaded ball fits into the detent notch to keep the transmission in gear.
The Shift Linkage refers to the cables that connect the gearshift or gear selector to the transmission.
How much does a shifter cost?
The average cost for automatic trans shift cable replacement is between $290 and $334. Labor costs are estimated between $166 and $210 while parts are priced at $124. This range does not include taxes and fees, and does not factor in your specific vehicle or unique location. Related repairs may also be needed.
How long does it take to replace a shifter?
The process is very easy and hardly takes around 20 minutes to fix. Here are a few steps you should keep in mind to fix it in the right and safest way. Put the transmission on neutral and block the wheels of the vehicle. Go under the vehicle and find out the broken end of the shift cable.
What is a shifter assembly?
An automatic transmission shifter assembly comprises a shift lever support configured for attachment to a vehicle, a shift lever mounted to the shift lever support to shift between transmission gear settings; a brake transmission system interlock (BTSI) comprising a shift lever control member controllable by actuation
What holds the gear shift in place?
A gear stick (rarely spelled gearstick), gear lever (both UK English), gearshift or shifter (both U.S. English) is a metal lever attached to the shift assembly in an automobile transmission.