Ram Truck 1500, 2500 & 3500 (2006-2008)

Gearshift Cable

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Adjustment




NOTE
Always run the shift lever test using the scan tool to help diagnose a potential TRS problem.

Check adjustment by starting the engine in PARK and NEUTRAL .Adjustment is CORRECT if the engine starts only in these positions. Adjustment is INCORRECT if the engine starts in one but not both positions. If the engine starts in any position other than PARK or NEUTRAL , or if the engine will not start at all, the transmission range sensor may be faulty.

  1. Gearshift Adjustment Procedure:
    1. Shift transmission into PARK .
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    3. Release cable adjuster lock tab (underneath the steering column) to unlock cable.
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    5. Raise the vehicle.
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    7. Disengage the cable eyelet from the transmission manual shift lever.
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    9. Verify transmission shift lever is in PARK detent by moving lever fully rearward. Last rearward detent is PARK position.
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    11. Verify positive engagement of transmission park lock by attempting to rotate propeller shaft. Shaft will not rotate when park lock is engaged.
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    13. Snap the cable eyelet onto the transmission manual shift lever.
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    15. Lower the vehicle.
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    17. Lock shift cable by pressing cable adjuster lock tab downward until it snaps into place.
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    19. Check engine starting. Engine should start only in PARK and NEUTRAL .
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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Shift transmission into PARK .
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  5. Raise the vehicle.
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  7. Disconnect the shift cable ball socket at transmission manual shift lever and pull shift cable out of mounting bracket.
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  9. Lower the vehicle.
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  11. Remove the dash panel insulation pad as necessary to access the gearshift cable grommet.
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  13. Remove grommet from the dash panel.
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  15. Remove any steering column trim necessary to access the gearshift cable and BTSI mechanism.
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  17. Disconnect the BTSI wiring connector.
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  19. Disconnect cable at lower column bracket and shift lever pin and pull the cable through the dash panel opening into the vehicle.
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  21. Remove gearshift cable from vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Route the transmission end of the gearshift cable through the opening in the dash panel.
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  3. Seat the cable grommet into the dash panel opening.
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  5. Snap the cable into the steering column bracket so the retaining ears are engaged and snap the cable eyelet onto the shift lever ball stud.
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  7. Raise the vehicle.
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  9. Place the transmission manual shift lever in the PARK detent (rearmost) position and rotate prop shaft to ensure transmission is inch PARK .
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  11. Route the gearshift cable through the shift cable mounting bracket (1) and secure the cable by snapping the cable retaining ears into the bracket and by snapping the shift cable ball socket (3) onto the manual shift lever ball stud.
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
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  15. Lock the shift cable adjustment by pressing the cable adjuster lock tab downward until it snaps into place.
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  17. Check for proper operation of the transmission range sensor.
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  19. Adjust the gearshift cable.
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