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Chrysler 300M: how to remove the shifter cable in chrysler

Customer Question

how to remove the shifter cable in chrysler 300m 1999
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Mopar Certified replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to Just Answer Chrysler my name isXXXXX don't know your automotive experience level, so I may need to alter the answer to your needs.

Is this a floor shifter or a column shifter?

What difficulties are you experiencing?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Floor Shifter, my car will not go in drive
Expert:  Mopar Certified replied 5 years ago.
Ok thanks. These are the steps you need to follow in order to replace your shifter cable.

REMOVAL

  1. Using suitable size allen wrench, remove the shift handle retaining screw
  2. Remove shift handle from shifter assy.
  3. Remove console bezel from vehicle
  4. Loosen nut on shift cable adjust lever
  5. Remove retaining clip from shift cable conduit bracket
  6. Disconnect shifter cable from cable attach stud (pin)
  7. Remove cable from center console routing. Leave flat on floor for ease of removal.
  8. Raise hood. Remove gearshift cable from throttle/gearshift cable bracket
  9. Unseat cable grommet at firewall and remove cable from interior of vehicle

  10. Raise vehicle on hoist and disconnect fill tube bracket from transaxle. Rotate fill tube to gain access to shift cable clamp.
  11. Remove cable from routing bracket
  12. Remove cable-to-transaxle nut and slide cable off of stud
  13. Disconnect shifter cable from shift lever assembly at transaxle
  14. Remove cable from underneath vehicle.

INSTALLATION

  1. Make sure transaxle shift lever is in "Park." This is the most rearward position. Verify park sprag is fully engaged by turning both tires or axles.
  2. Position cable in vehicle and connect cable end to the transaxle shift lever
  3. Verify that the washer is still in place on the cable mounting stud. Install cable to transaxle and tighten nut to 28 N·m (250 in. lbs.)
  4. Rotate fill tube to original location. Install and tighten fill tube bracket bolt.
  5. Install cable "push pin" into bracket as shown in
  6. Route transaxle shift cable through hole in dash panel
  7. Lubricate cable grommet with a synthetic lubricant (or equivalent) and secure to hole. Verify that it is seated by gently pulling outward on cable.
  8. Install cable into throttle/gearshift cable bracket
  9. Inside the vehicle, route the gearshift cable between the left a/c duct and the left lower heat duct and up to the steering column
  10. Route cable through hole in shifter conduit bracket and attach to cable attaching shift pin by snapping into place
  11. Install a new clip onto the cable at the shifter bracket
  12. With shifter in gated park, tighten the adjuster nut
  13. Reinstall console bezel and shifter handle Firmly press the shifter handle downward and tighten the screw
  14. Check shifter for proper operation. It should operate smoothly without binding. The starter should crank in Park or Neutral only.

I hope this information is helpful and let me know if you need further assistance with this.

 

 

 

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
how to remove cable from the bottom of the car
Expert:  Mopar Certified replied 5 years ago.
  • Raise vehicle on hoist and disconnect fill tube bracket from transaxle. Rotate fill tube to gain access to shift cable clamp.
  • Remove cable from routing bracket
  • Remove cable-to-transaxle nut and slide cable off of stud
  • Disconnect shifter cable from shift lever assembly at transaxle