How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Carhelp4u Your Own Question

Carhelp4u
Carhelp4u, ASE CERTIFIED TECH
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 5203
Experience:  ASE CERTIFICATION
3903212
Type Your Chevy Question Here...
Carhelp4u is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a 1995 Chevy Silverado Z71 4x4, and, my shifter just ...

Customer Question

I have a 1995 Chevy Silverado Z71 4x4, and, my shifter just won''t shift. I think its the cable, because I can manually change gears by hand on the transmission itself. How do I go about fixing this? I was having some trouble going into park a week ago, but now I couldn''t get it back into park (or, anything but drive now). If I need to replace the cable, I also need to know where to get it, and how much I should expect to spend.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Carhelp4u replied 6 years ago.

Here is how you must replace the cable.


Object Number: 102218  Size: SH

  • Position the steering column transmission shift lever to PARK (P).
  • Apply the parking brake.
  • Remove the front seat.
  • Remove the door sill trim plate.
  • Remove the hinge pillar trim panel.
  • Remove the carpet and the carpet retainers on the driver's side to expose the range select lever cable.
  • Remove the steering column filler panel from the steering column.
  • Disconnect the range select lever cable from the steering column shift control.
    Object Number: 102220  Size: SH

  • Disconnect the range select lever cable from the retainers on the cab floor pan.
  • Raise the vehicle. Support the vehicle with safety stands.
    Object Number: 106196  Size: SH

  • Remove the cable retainer from the transmission mounted bracket. Squeeze the cable retainer while pulling the cable towards the rear of the vehicle.
  • Disconnect the cable end from the transmission range select lever ball stud.
  • Position the transmission range select lever to PARK (P). Rotate the range select lever clockwise until the lever reaches the full clockwise stop position.
    Object Number: 102222  Size: SH

  • Remove the range select lever cable from under the fuel line and from the rear transmission bracket.
  • Note the routing of the range select lever cable on the vehicle before removal.
  • Remove the safety stands.
  • Lower the vehicle.
  • Remove the range select lever cable grommet from the floor panel.
  • Remove the range select lever cable from the vehicle.
    Object Number: 102215  Size: SH

  • Position the steering column transmission shift lever to PARK (P).
    Object Number: 102224  Size: SH

  • Ensure that the transmission is in the mechanical park position. Position the transmission range select lever to PARK (P). Rotate the range select lever clockwise until the lever reaches the full clockwise stop position.
  • Install the range select lever cable to the vehicle. Route the cable in the original location noted during removal.
    Object Number: 102220  Size: SH

  • Install the range select lever cable grommet to the floor panel.
  • Install the range select lever cable retainers on the cab floor pan.
    Object Number: 102218  Size: SH

  • Install the range select lever cable end to the steering column shift control.
  • Install the steering column filler panel to the steering column.
  • Install the carpet and the carpet retainers on the driver's side.
  • Install the door sill trim plate.
  • Install the hinge pillar trim panel.
  • Install the front seat. Refer to Seats.
  • Make sure that the steering column transmission shift lever is in Park (P).
  • Raise the vehicle. Support the vehicle with safety stands.
    Object Number: 102222  Size: SH

  • Route the range select lever cable under the fuel lines.
  • Connect the range select lever cable to the rear transmission bracket.
  • Install the range select lever cable retainer to the transmission cable bracket.
    Object Number: 102227  Size: SH

  • Remove the black shipping clip from the new range select lever cable. Discard the clip.
  • Install the range select lever cable end to the transmission range select lever. Push the cable end onto the transmission range select lever stud ball.
  • Adjust the range select lever cable.
  • This process will take all of around two hours to complete. The cable itself is not too cheap. The dealer is going to charge you $91.23 for it. I honestly would stick with a gm unit. Feel free to contact me with any questions on any of the procedures. Good luck!

    Carhelp4u, ASE CERTIFIED TECH
    Category: Chevy
    Satisfied Customers: 5203
    Experience: ASE CERTIFICATION
    Carhelp4u and other Chevy Specialists are ready to help you
    Customer: replied 6 years ago.
    I will try this in the morning. Thank you very much. I'll accept the answer, as it sounds correct. Thanks again.

    - Josh
    Expert:  Carhelp4u replied 6 years ago.
    Thanks for using justanswer.com! Feel free to contact me with any questions! Good Luck!

    JustAnswer in the News:

     
     
     
    Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
    JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
    Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
    ...leave nothing to chance.
    Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
    Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
    I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
     
     
     

    What Customers are Saying:

     
     
     
    • I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money. Todd L Rochester NY
    < Last | Next >
    • I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money. Todd L Rochester NY
    • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
    • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
    • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
    • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
    • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
    • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
     
     
     

    Meet The Experts:

     
     
     
    • Tim's Auto Repair

      mechanic

      Satisfied Customers:

      7641
      Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.
    < Last | Next >
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TI/tim37857/2011-10-28_23053_S6301814.64x64.JPG Tim's Auto Repair's Avatar

      Tim's Auto Repair

      mechanic

      Satisfied Customers:

      7641
      Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DT/dt69nova/2012-6-15_234154_pic1.64x64.jpg Dave Nova's Avatar

      Dave Nova

      Chevrolet Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      6870
      ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ggrote1/2009-06-27_031011_me.jpg Gary's Avatar

      Gary

      Chevy Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      5404
      15 years GM master tech
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/testedtuff/2009-09-26_170108_pictures.jpg John's Avatar

      John

      Master A.S.E Automotive technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      4071
      A.S.E MasterTechnician A1-A8 w/L1,38 years experience General Motors Master Technician
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RO/rodcuda/2011-7-25_224114_Donhoff1.64x64.JPG Neal's Avatar

      Neal

      Chevy Mechanic

      Satisfied Customers:

      2306
      Shop Owner and Mechanic on multiple makes.
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/goodwrench9124/2008-11-09_220838_dscf0007.jpg goodwrench9124's Avatar

      goodwrench9124

      ASE Certified Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      2041
      Ase Master Certified, GM Master Certified Tech. Awarded GM Top performer, Hybrid certified
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drivefast1971/2012-1-12_172422_0009051tQKh.64x64.jpg Ron Z.'s Avatar

      Ron Z.

      - Chevy Tech -

      Satisfied Customers:

      1912
      18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Chevy Diagnostics