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Old 27 Feb 2013, 11:03 pm
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Wondering if there is a problem with quality of cable used we had to have it replaced in 2009 at Chrysler it just broke again PT has 65k on it not abused at all any thoughts can I replace it myself? Thanks for any help or info you can share.

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Old 28 Feb 2013, 07:53 am
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If the cable isn't broken you may only need to replace the bushings. I hear booger bushings are good.
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Wondering if there is a problem with quality of cable used we had to have it replaced in 2009 at Chrysler it just broke again PT has 65k on it not abused at all any thoughts can I replace it myself? Thanks for any help or info you can share.
maybe you should abuse it more. sometimes i yank mine into gear hard enough to rip the knob off and mine's never broke
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If the cable isn't broken you may only need to replace the bushings. I hear booger bushings are good.
Check the underhood linkage bushings (under the air filter/battery area). I replaced mine about a year ago, luckily while installing a new battery noticed the bushings were nearly gone.

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Old 28 Feb 2013, 01:40 pm
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cables typically are not the problem, it's usually the bushings like stated above... and the Boogers are AWESOME!!!! I think they were the best 20 bucks I ever spent on the car!
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Old 28 Feb 2013, 07:30 pm
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Totally echo what everyone else has said!

but... You can bend a fork by pressing shifter beyond needed throw in forward ranges.
Plastic cable end will (rarely) break on shifter end-

evidently it takes alot ...


I do have a set of shift cable that you very likely don't need ...

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Old 28 Feb 2013, 09:29 pm
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Thanks, Iíll check the bushings I probably didnít need them changed the first time the PT is my wifeís baby so Iím not going to suggest abusing it I certainly donít want her to get in the habit of yanking things.
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Old 03 Mar 2013, 12:11 pm
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Wow you guys are amazing looked at it today and I could see the bushing is gone just by looking to the left of air filter. Thanks again

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Old 03 Mar 2013, 06:10 pm
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Ordered the bushings and figured I try a home fix until they arrive, I found a hose from a 66 mercury hanging in garage itís a 1/2Ē PVC IPS hose I cut off a 1/2Ē piece cut out enough so I could wrap it around post and slip the cable end over it pretty good fit on the smaller cable end, I ended up having to wrap another piece of thin rubber around the out side of initial piece for the larger cable end to fit snug, I wish I had two spring clips because I would have placed a washer and spring clip on the post to hold in place I know I have them somewhere but no luck finding them so I ended up tapping over and around the cable ends Iíll let you know how it holds up when I receive the new bushings. At least it will go into reverse for the time being.
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Old 04 Mar 2013, 10:31 pm
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Wife said shifting was smooth and easy today with temporary home fix should last until new bushings arrive. Thanks for the "Like"
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