Likely either the cable needed adjusting, or the cable was binding - but if the latter were the case, why wouldn't you have mentioned the shifter being hard to move in your OP? Perhaps that is what you were trying to say, but we took it to mean that the shifter went to the '1' position, but the transmission wouldn't stay in '1'. You meant that the shifter physically wouldn't go to the '1' position? If your shifter is in general now *MUCH* easier to move, then, yeah - it needed a new cable (rather than just an adjustment).
'98 LXi - Later Concorde gages (black w/ chrome rings)/'99 LX - LHS gages (white) - HIR bulbs
Last edited by peva; 07-31-2012 at 07:48 AM..