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Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician
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Experience:  ASE Master Technician, L1, Master GM Technician. Over 20 years of bumper to bumper GM experience.
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Shift Cable end will not snap onto the ball at the

Customer Question

Shift Cable end will not snap onto the ball at the transmission side. Seems to be a missing retainer clip. Not sure if I can replace just the clip.
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: That question has nothing to do with my problem.
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 1999 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L
JA: Are you fixing your R1500 Suburban yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Read my problem before asking me questions.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 8 months ago.

What goes wrong on these is the link itself. It has a ball end on it that's supposed to hold the cable, but the ball wears out or rusts away over time, and the cable won't stay on.

Your dealer probably has these in stock, it's fairly common and the new link only costs about $15, and is easy to replace. That will fix this problem up for you.

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