I have a 2003 chevy cavalier and the transmission was fine when I went to store,came out and it would not go,guy who fixed it said the clip on the shift cable broke and put a new clip on,does this sound wright?I don't see a clip,or clamp that holds shift cable in place,I know they can break but that is cable not a clip,or clamp,any help


Asked by am91zx Nov 27, 2012 at 07:06 PM about the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have a 2003 chevy cavalier and transmission was fine came out of store and would not move,guy who fixed it said the shift cable clip,or clamp broke,said he put a new clip or clamp on same shift cable,I know cable can break but don't see where a clip or clamp goes,does this sound wright?

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Yes! He is right.. There were clips used, you probably just can't see it.

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John Saffrahn

And yes those clips breaking are common.

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Read this post and I think you will get the idea. How To Repair My Shifter Linkage?

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These bushings are made of plastic and they fall apart as they age. I tried making my own out of half inch dowels. I sawed off about a quarter of an inch and drilled a hole in the center. Worked for awhile. Then I discovered that if you take a one inch section for fuel hose and slide it over the stud it will hold the linkage on. Works for me and it is definately a DIY.

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