Gear Linkage Cable

Manufacturers & Replacement Services

Cable Engineering Services designs, manufactures and repairs high-quality control cables & gear linkage cable for automotive, marine and heavy machinery use.

Our wide range of cables can be used for multiple applications, from motor vehicle throttle and gear selector cables to steering cables for boats or jet skis.

At Cable Engineering Services, we understand the frustration of getting the right cable when you need it most.
This is why our staff can manufacture any cable for any vehicle or machine on the same day.

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What is a gear linkage cable and how does it work?

The shift selector cable connects the gear shifter, located on the steering column or on a floor mounted console, to the automatic transmission. The cable is typically steel and is protected from the elements by a plastic outer sheath. At each end of the shift cable, often rubber or nylon bushings allow for cable movement and vibration. In some applications, the cable is adjustable, in case the cable stretches while in use.

When to consider replacing the gear linkage cable:

Is it safe to drive with a gear selector cable problem?

No. Usually, it will be difficult to operate the vehicle if the shift cable has broken, stretched, or detached — so the car may not be drivable. In the case of a stretched cable, so long as you can select Park and Drive, it is safe to temporarily use the car until repairs can be made. If Park can NOT be selected it is unsafe to operate the car and the car should be left where it is with the emergency brake applied and the wheels blocked while you schedule a repair.

When replacing the gear selector cable keep in mind: