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Old 04-14-2010, 07:05 PM   #1
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auto trans shift cable failure

Last week's adventure
Day 1--87 rough miles on Saline Valley Road in Death Valley
Day 2--On the black top, pulled into parking lot, shifted into Park, then...
1. Trans shift cable came off of shift lever
2. Reattached cable and took rig to dealer
3. Dealer could find nothing wrong, no surprise
4. Has been working fine since

What's up with the cable/shifter connection? Is this a known issue? Can I trust it to stay connected? Just a fluke?

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Old 04-14-2010, 07:27 PM   #2
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First one I have heard of ???
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:20 PM   #4
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:58 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info. I'll just keep and eye on it.
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annoying. i've had the cable break on cars in the past, but not just pop off.
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:03 AM   #7
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Just wanted to bump this..

I had the shifter cable fall off my 08 a little while back. Went to the store, put it in park and it kept going.. Shifter wasnt doing anything so I had my gf hold the brake while I looked under the truck, the nut and bolt fell off on the linkage. Got it back into drive and took the truck to the dealer, they told me to come back.. I explained i could not put my truck in park (acting dumb), and after 10min of talking they finally understood, and took it back and put a nut/bolt back in it.

I know I could have done it myself but i wanted to make sure they a report of it happening..

So next time your changing the oil, you might as well check and make sure the linkage is tight.
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The same thing just happened to me earlier today, the bolt was there but no nut :-/
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this makes me nervous. i have an 08 that has been bullet proof for me, but i also did not buy it new, and have never had this happen.
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Just wanted to bump this..
I had the shifter cable fall off my 08 a little while back. Went to the store, put it in park and it kept going.. Shifter wasnt doing anything so I had my gf hold the brake while I looked under the truck, the nut and bolt fell off on the linkage.
You could've just shut off the engine and put on the parking brake, I think.
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You could've just shut off the engine and put on the parking brake, I think.

I know that but I didnt know the problem at the time, if I shut the truck off and didnt find a problem i could fix, the truck wouldnt start back up if it was in gear. Having my gf hold the brake was just a way for me to check under the truck and still be able to drive it if I couldnt fix it..
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The bolt is at the tip of the linkage cable that bolts up to the shifter. Once You turn the truck off it won't start up again unless it's in park. Since my truck was on the lowest gear I wasn't able to start it up. I had to buy a a locking nut n apply lock tight as well.
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