A/T Shift Cable Adjustment

1.Remove the driver's dashboard lower cover and instrument panel.

2.Shift the shift lever to the R position.

3.Slide the lock tab (A) down on the shift cable end holder (B).

 

4.Grasp the shift cable lock (C) in the middle (D) with needle-nose pliers (E), and remove it from the shift cable end and shift cable end holder.

NOTE: Do not pry the shift cable lock with a screwdriver, it may damage the shift cable end holder.

5.Separate the shift cable end (A) from the shift cable end holder (B).

 

6.Rotate the socket holder (A) on the shift cable (B) a quarter turn; the tab (C) on the socket holder will be in the opening (D) of the socket holder bracket (E). Then slide the holder to remove the shift cable from the socket holder bracket.

NOTE: Do not remove the shift cable by twisting the shift cable guide (F) and damper (G).

 

7.Push the shift cable down until it stops, then release it. Pull the shift cable back one step so that the shift cable is in R. Do not hold the shift cable guide (A) to adjust the shift cable (B).

 

8.Turn the ignition switch ON (II), and verify that the R position indicator comes on.

9.Turn the ignition switch OFF.

10.Insert a 6.0 mm (0.24 in.) pin (A) into the positioning hole (B) on the shift lever bracket base and through the positioning hole (C) on the shift lever. The shift lever is secured in the R position.

 

11.Rotate the socket holder (A) on the shift cable (B) to face the tab (C) on the holder opposite to the opening (D) in the socket holder bracket (E). Align the holder with the opening in the bracket, then slide the holder into the bracket. Rotate the holder a quarter turn to secure the shift cable. Do not install the shift cable by twisting the shift cable guide (F) and damper(G).

 

12.Install the shift cable end (A) in the shift cable end holder (B). Keep the shift cable end and end holder free of grease.

 

13.Install the new shift cable lock (A) to secure the shift cable end and shift cable end holder, then push the lock tab (B) up until it stops to lock the joint.

 

14.Remove the 6.0 mm (0.24 in.) pin that was installed to hold the shift lever.

15.Move the shift lever to each gear, and verify that the A/T gear position indicator follows the transmission range switch.

16.Allow the wheels to rotate freely.

17.Start the engine, and check the shift lever operation in all gears.

18.Install the instrument panel and the driver's dashboard lower cover.