My transmission shift cable broke , how can i replace the rubber grommet?

Phyllis Fitzgerald
0

Asked by Phyllis Apr 30, 2010 at 07:22 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The rubber grommet in the shift cable wore out . How can I fix it? Not available from GM

7 Answers

homeboymi
395

I bought a 3/4 inch dia. dowel from Home Depot and drilled a small hole in the center for the lever and then cut off about a 1/2 slice of the dowel and used this piece instead of the rubber grommet. You also need to buy a small pkg of "c" clips and flat washers to keep it in place. Mine has been working for over a year now with no problems. I just noticed that the grommets are missing on the linkage to the transmission now. I will try this on them. Good luck

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
homeboymi
395

I bought a 3/4 inch dia. dowel from Home Depot and drilled a small hole in the center for the lever and then cut off about a 1/2 slice of the dowel and used this piece instead of the rubber grommet. You also need to buy a small pkg of "c" clips and flat washers to keep it in place. Mine has been working for over a year now with no problems. I just noticed that the grommets are missing on the linkage to the transmission now. I will try this on them. Good luck

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
homeboymi
395

I just discovered an easier way to replace the rubber grommet. Instead of the wooden dowel, use rubber fuel line hose. Get a small piece with a 5/16 id and slide it over the shaft with a little glue. If your linkage is coming off, use an e clip and washer to hold it on. Good luck.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
James Maye
20

I had the exact same problem. Your Fix: rockauto.com 1998 CHEVROLET CAVALIER LS 2.4L 146cid L4 MFI (T) ACDELCO22621784Shift Cable$ 37.99$ 0.001$ 37.99 Discount $ -1.90 ShippingGround (FedEx or UPS)$ 7.60 Order Total $ 43.69

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
bayoulaf
0

i tried the hose, but no sure how to keep the shfter cable end on the shaft on the linkage

homeboymi
395

Use a washer with a 1/4 dia hole and a circlip to hold the piece of fuel line hose in place. The washer and clip are in the hardware section of your Home Depot. The circlip looks like a rounded letter e and clips into the groove that you find on the linkage shaft.

Kingfil
45

I was able to use this post to fix my issue by going to home depot. options: Dealer - $92 for the part plus labor = Ridiculous - I went and actually got the part from the dealer. The little grommet was the only thing that I needed to get fixed, but they only sell the entire cable system. Website - http://www.atfspeed.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=21 Cost = $20. Require you to take the shift lever off and grind out the original pin. If you don’t have a grinder…this is not for you. Home depot - $2 + glue and duck tape…I actually only used one washer for 12 cents. Tools needed: Adjustable wrench, Wire Cutters, Duck tape and Crazy glue. I bought a 5/16 washer - 12 cents, eClip 60 cents and a sprinkler spike (with hose attached) = 99cent Take off the shift lever and take it inside the store. Match up the hose to fit on the pin of the lever. Use glue to put the hose on to the pin. Wrap the connection with ducktape. Clip the hose and put lever back on car. Then attache the shift cable, put on the washer and the eClip and you are done. Estimated time = 45 minutes including in the store time.

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Cavalier
Looking for a Used Cavalier in your area?
CarGurus has 2,144 nationwide Cavalier listings starting at $991.
ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,400
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 840
#3 mbar1
mbar1
Reputation 560
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Focus"
1,768 Great Deals out of 57,254 listings starting at $1,450
Used Honda Civic"
922 Great Deals out of 49,340 listings starting at $1,600
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,718 Great Deals out of 64,609 listings starting at $1,200
Used Pontiac Sunfire"
11 Great Deals out of 758 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,422 Great Deals out of 47,416 listings starting at $1,488
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
668 Great Deals out of 28,070 listings starting at $2,399
Used Pontiac Grand Am"
55 Great Deals out of 2,489 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Accord"
1,444 Great Deals out of 66,644 listings starting at $995
Used Dodge Neon"
32 Great Deals out of 1,460 listings starting at $1,650
Used Ford Mustang"
1,073 Great Deals out of 23,464 listings starting at $950
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
1,045 Great Deals out of 40,520 listings starting at $1,595
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo"
76 Great Deals out of 2,347 listings starting at $1,250

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 257 listings starting at $1,195
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier For Sale
429 listings starting at $3,195
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 353 listings starting at $1,992
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier For Sale
338 listings starting at $1,900
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 192 listings starting at $991