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2001 300m where do I get a shifter cable?

My wife's 300m has had a sticky shifter for a while now. It got to the point where I couldn't move it into park.

It is in the garage thank goodness but what do we do now? I can't find any auto parts shops in town that have the proper cable. Where do I get one?

And on top of that, I heard that there can be different types of 2001 shifter cables, how do I identify mine if I have to resort to going to the junkyard? And what years will fit my car if I have to get one out of a junkyard car?
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if im not mistaken,, any dodge intrepid, or 300M with autostick will work fine,, the ones without auto stick are the different ones,, wait for somebody else to chime in,, my mind is old
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I just changed mine. There are two types. square or round mounting slot at the shifter. You CAN order one from a dealer. By your VIN number. They may have to get it from their warehouse but......... The price was $80 + some change. Mine opperates smooth as can be now.
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Ugh, I can't wait to order one from the dealer. I will try to get ajunkyard one. Do you know which years the square vs round mounting ones were used? And does it matter if I get one out of a 2.7 ? or does it have to be an autostick with 3.2/3.5?
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There are really 4 types.
98-01 column shift
98-01 floor shift
02-04 column shift
02-04 floor shift

The column shift cables are shorter than the floor shift ones and will not work. 98-01 has a round mounting peg in the shifter whereas 02-04 has a square mounting peg. Engine doesnt make a difference. What you want it a 98-01 Floor shift cable. IIRC a brand spanking new one is about $80 bucks at the dealership.
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Forget about autostick or which engine. Like Duds said, it's strictly by VIN - there was a cutoff date for the new type starting to be used.

EDIT: I didn't see WLB132's post 'til now, but he's right as far as your car is concerned (I'm going to assume you have floor shifter - for one thing, the floor shifter is a lot more common, and for another, the floor shifter cable is the only one that *ever* gives problems) - all 01's take the earlier deign (I checked the parts pdf's). The change in design happened mid-'02 MY production (for future reference, the dividing line was 5/26/02 build date - FWIW, I see that the column cable design also changed on the same date).

The P/N has changed a couple of times. Latest should be 5114093AA - $83 list, $55 from www.factorydiscountparts.


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There are really 4 types.
98-01 column shift
98-01 floor shift
02-04 column shift
02-04 floor shift
I stand corrected. 4 types. I forgot about column shift. The style was the same just shorter because it is less distance to the column shift. Plus I doubt you would be able to get under the car at the yard to take it out unless the engine has been removed. Even if the engine has been pulled they often just cut the cable rather than disconnect the Trans fill tube.



DO NOT get one from a yard. IMO. It is to much work to change them to save a couple bucks. The yard cable could have the same problem. It took me 7 hourws to change mine out. It will need to be on jack stands pretty high. At the trans end you will need a 10 mm end wrench and a 13 mm wrench. The boot comes out fairly easy at the fire wall. There is a pretty good removal description in the FSM for the center consol part. Hardest part is the trans end to get to but I am old and overweight. A garage would be advisable.


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...DO NOT get one from a yard. IMO. It is to much work to change them to save a couple bucks. The yard cable could have the same problem.
I meant to say that exact thing, but forgot to.
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I still need to get under mine and see if the trans fill tube is leaking. I could see the orings on the tube being damaged during removal. I had to man handle mine pretty bad.
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I am going to take the old shifter cable out. But a silly stupid question, how do you remove the shift knob? I can't seem to get that thing off.
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There is a set screw lower on the knob, pointing forward (IIRC, it's a torx screw - sorry - don't remember the size - I want to say T10). Loosen it until you can lift the knob off. Once you loosen it just enough for it to be removed, only loosen the screw a tiny bit more to ensure that the knob really is free to move but not enough that the screw falls out.

When putting the knob back on, once it's on the shaft, tighten the screw just enough to drag, and you will feel the tip of the screw 'fall' into a hole in the shaft as you move the knob up and down, then, with the tip of the screw in the hole, tighten her down good and snug. The hole positively locates the knob to its proper height so there's no guessing.


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LOL figured it out when I got out there. I thought it was a philips, but it is not.
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