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2004 Saturn Vue: dealer before it closed.Is this a repair for a DIY

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2004 Saturn Vue Manual Transmission
Shift cable is binding (again). Had a new one done by dealer before it closed.

Is this a repair for a DIY? and If so, recommendation for best source for factory parts would help.
Any special tools needed for this repair?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  John replied 3 years ago.

Hello & Welcome to JA,

 

here is information to help you with the repair. For parts I would suggest trying AC Delco.com .

 

Shift Cable Replacement

Tools Required

Fascia Retainer Remover


    Object Number: 880090  Size: SH

  1. Using the special tool or equivalent, disconnect the shift cable ends from the transaxle by prying on both sides with even pressure.
  2. Disconnect the shift cables from the shift cable bracket and discard the shift cable retaining clips.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  3. Disconnect the cable retainer from the steering gear assembly.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  4. Disconnect the control assembly boot trim from the trim bezel.
  5. Gently pry up the window switch trim bezel.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  6. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the window switch trim bezel and remove the bezel.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  7. Disconnect the shift cables from the shift cable adjusters.
  8. Disconnect the shift cables from the control lever assembly housing.
  9. Remove the right side console trim panel.
  10. Pull back the carpeting from the front of the dash area.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  11. Pry the shift cable pass-through grommet away from the opening and remove the shift cable.


    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  1. Install the shift cables from the interior of the vehicle to the underhood area. Ensure that the shift cable pass-through grommet is properly seated and the grommet arrow is pointing up.
  2. Replace the carpeting at the front of the dash.
  3. Install the right side console trim panel.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  4. Connect the shift cables to the control lever assembly.
  5. With the shift cable ends in the adjusters, adjust the cables by pushing the shifter neutral lock clip. Move the shifter slightly to center the lock clip.

    Important: Ensure the transaxle is in NEUTRAL.

  6. Press and lock the shift cable retainers.
  7. Pull the shifter neutral lock clip to the original position.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  8. Connect the electrical connectors.
  9. Install the trim bezel.
  10. Install the control assembly boot to the trim bezel.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

    Important: New cable clips must be used to ensure proper retention.

  11. Clip the cables to the steering gear assembly.
  12. Connect the shift cables to the shift cable bracket.
    Object Number: 880090  Size: SH

  13. Connect the shift cable ends to the transaxle.
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