Re: 65 Shift Cables R&R
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Re: 65 Shift Cables R&R

A video may well help, Gary. I found the Factory manual pics dim and grainy - just not very informative. Anyone with a decent digital camera could take a few shots of the parts assembled and dis-assembled that would be much, much better than what has been available. The FSM description of the procedure is accurate as far as it goes, but words cannot capture what a few pictures deliver. My personal experience involved three fairly knowledgeable folks with a FSM and quite a bit of general MOPAR mechanical experience. We didn't "get it" 'til we dropped the pan and looked at the assembly in both states. Then (and ONLY then) came the magical moment of "AHH - HAAH!!":-) :-)

Back in the day, I would bet that a new MOPAR mechanic who had the benefit of guidance by an experienced person would "get it" after a few tries, find it easy for the rest of their days and never have to eyeball it.


On 4/12/2015 9:17 AM, Gary H. wrote:
If Bill or anyone has a video camera, take a short video that shows the R&R. I can post it on the 62-65 site to help people in the future.

Gary H.

  -------Original Message-------
  From: Herb <
  NOW, just for the heck of it get a small screwdriver and pop the cable
  back in an release it a few times through the hole till you get the
  feel with the pan on and the next time, Bam you'll have it removed in
  no time just by feel! Although lets hope their will not be a next
_-------Original Message-------_ _FROM:_ Bill M
  _DATE:_ 4/12/2015 7:06:31 AM
  _TO:_ 62-65 Mopar List
  _SUBJECT:_ Re: 65 Shift Cables R&R
Thanks everyone. My neighbor put a fresh pair of eyes on it and we got
  On Apr 12, 2015 8:02 AM, "Herb"   wrote:
Bill, you don't remove the retainer (spring) clip from it's location,
  you just push it toward the tranny out of the way of the slot in the
  cable, and the cable can be pulled right out. If you had the spring
  out of it's location your cable was released, you just needed to pull
  it out
On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 1:03 PM, Bill M <y1topbanana73@xxxxxxxxx>
So I've never been so frustrated by something so small in my life. Ive
  got everything loose off the trans but that stupid $#@&ing shifter
  cable spring clip. I tried to use a screwdriver and needle nose pliers
  several different ways and I cant get the spring clip off. And once I
  do get it released form the notch, how do you get it over the stud on
  the cable!?!?!
I even took the pan down for additional visibility but to no avail. Frustrated Bill M
  On Apr 10, 2015 8:29 AM, "Michael LeFevre" <493mike@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Bill,
  The shifter cable can be released by pulling the cable out as far as
  possible (so the cable body is out of the case) and slipping a slender
  screwdriver along the right side of the cable. There is a spring coil
  on the female linkage that must be pushed to towards the transmission
  center to release the cable male end. This action should result in
  The park cable can be a bitch! If you loosen the wedge bolt and tap it
  forward it will release the lock on the cable. If the cable will not
  move in the housing (corrosion) You will likely need to drop the small
  housing and remove it from the transmission as an assembly. Drain the
  transmission or be prepared for a mess!
  Mike LeFevre
On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 7:30 AM, Bill M <y1topbanana73@xxxxxxxxx>
Made some serious progress on the stroker swap last night in about 2
  hours, and it's coming out tonight.
Anyway, I saw the info the website has posted on shifter cables, but
  do I have to drop the pan to do everything? If so I need to know today
  if possible so I can jump on this right after work.
Thanks! Bill M
  65 Coronet 500 'vert
  73 Dart Sport, 05 Ram 2500 CTD, 4WD, QC, LB, Laramie
  21 Model T Depot Hack, 06 Mazda 3

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