Shift Selector Cable Replacement Service

Cable Engineering Services designs, manufactures and repairs high quality Shift Selector Cables for automotive, marine and heavy machinery use.

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

What is a shift selector cable and how does it work?

The shift cable connects the shifter, located on the steering column or in a floor-mounted console, to the automatic transmission. The cable is usually made of steel and is protected from the weather by an outer plastic jacket. At each end of the shifter cable, rubber or nylon bushings often allow for cable movement and vibration. In some applications the cable is adjustable in case it stretches during use.

When to consider replacing the shift selector cable:

How do mechanics replace the shift selector cable?

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

No, In general it is difficult to operate the vehicle when the shift cable is snapped, stretched, or dislodged, making the car undrivable. In the event of a stretched cable, it's safe to use the car temporarily as long as you can select Park and Drive until repairs can be made. If Parking CANNOT be selected, the car is not safe to drive and the car should be left where it is with the emergency brake on and the wheels locked while you arrange a repair.

When replacing the shift selector cable keep in mind:

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