GM Celebrity/Century/Ciera/6000 1982-1996 Repair Guide

Shift Cable

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



4-Speed Transaxle
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. At the transaxle, disconnect the shift cables, then remove the retaining clamp.
  4.  
  5. At the shift control, remove the knob, the control cover and the boot or console (if equipped).
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the shift cables from the shift control.
  8.  
  9. Remove the front sill plate and pull the carpet back to gain access to the cables.
  10.  
  11. Remove the cable grommet cover screws, the floor pan cover and cables.
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To install:
  1. Route the cables into the vehicle, then install the cable cover and screws (at floor pan).
  2.  
  3. At the shift control assembly, connect the shift cables. Reposition the carpet and install the sill plate.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. At the transaxle, position the cables and install the retaining clamps.
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  9. Lower the vehicle.
  10.  
  11. Connect and adjust the cables at the shift lever assembly.
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  13. Install the console, if equipped, the boot, the control cover and the knob.
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  15. Attach the negative battery cable.
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5-Speed Transaxle

See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the shift cables from the transaxle by removing the cable clamp at the transaxle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the cable ends from the ball studs at the shift levers by twisting a large flat blade tool between the nylon socket and the lever.
  6.  
  7. Remove the knob, console and shift boot.
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  9. Remove the cable ends from the ball studs of the shifter by twisting a large flat blade tool between the nylon socket and the shifter lever. Do not pry the socket off the stud using the cable end for leverage.
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  11. Remove the spring clip holding the cables to the shifter base and remove the cables from the shifter.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Shifter cable replacement on the Muncie 5-speed transaxle

  1. Remove the right front sill plate and pull the carpet back to gain access to the cables.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cable grommet cover screws and cover at the floor pan and remove the cables.
  4.  

To install:
  1. Route the cables, then install the cable grommet cover and attaching screws at the floor pan.
  2.  
  3. Install the shift cables at the control assembly. Snap the cable ends onto the ball studs using the channel locks.
  4.  
  5. Reposition the carpet and install the sill plate.
  6.  
  7. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  8.  
  9. Route the cables to the transaxle.
  10.  
  11. Lower the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Position the cables and install the retaining clamps at the transaxle. Connect the cables to the shift levers.
  14.  
  15. Install the shift boot, console and knob.
  16.  
  17. Connect the negative battery cable.
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