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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-24-2009, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Question Does anyone know how to replace a Column Steering Cable to the transmission?

The column shifter in my 1999 Dodge Intrepid stopped working, (wouldn't go back to PARK) so I took it down to what I could see from the column shifter on the dashboard, and under it, I discovered the cable was somewhat broken (maybe from tilting?), So, I need to replace it, how do I remove it? Where can I order a new one? ANyhelp would be GREATLY appreciated!

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It's a common problem for the shifter cable to fail (search for "sticking shifter" or something like that). The cable design has gone through several updates, and as far as I know is dealer only. I bought the factory part and tried (unsuccessfully) to put it in with the car on jack stands in the laneway. IMHO its pretty much impossible to do unless the car is full up in the air giving you full access and leverage. Mitchell guide is something like 1.25 hrs. I ended up having the dealer put it in...
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I have not done the change, but were were you running into leverage problems?
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It can be done with the car jacked up on stands. The easiest way is to completely remove the transmission dipstick tube, its relatively easy to get out and gives you a ton of access to remove the shifter cable. It is held on the transmission by a 13mm nut on the end of a stud that the cable mount slides over. The end of the cable just snaps onto a stud on the transmission shifter shaft.

On the other end, remove the steering column clamshell, and the cable clips into the column, and the end of it snaps over a stud on the shifter.

Other than that its a matter of snakeing the cable thru the firewall and down to the trans. Pay attention to how its routed, and make sure you route the new one the same way. The end attached to the shifter on the column must go thru the firewall first, as the other end wont fit.

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^ What he said.

When I did mine, I didn't remove the dipstick tube. I just rotated it out of the way. But you can't rotate it enough unless you remove the one O2 sensor that's in the way. So basically either you remove the dipstick tube or you remove the O2 sensor and then rotate the tube out of the way. Trust me on this, with that dipstick in the way, you are not gonna get that cable out or on. If you do the job right, it is a 1 to 2 hour job with the car on stands or ramps.

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