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Your gear selector is connected to the transmission through a cable. Automatic transmissions usually have one cable, whereas manual versions generally have two. Shifter cables on either type of car produce the same result. They engage the transmission in the proper gear as indicated by the driver. Manual transmission vehicles come with two shift selector cables because the shifter can be moved vertically or horizontally. The ends mount with a swivel-style connector at either end. If the gearshift selector cable binds or seizes, it is difficult to engage the gear. If the cable breaks, the transmission will not be able to shift at all from its current position.
Mechanical shift selector cables can be lubricated during any transmission or clutch repairs. If your gearshift is difficult to move, or if the gearshift will not engage any gear, have one of our expert mechanics diagnose and replace the shift selector cables if required.
Gearshift selector cables can cause great annoyance if they are not working smoothly, and if broken, your vehicle is rendered useless until repaired. If you notice signs of a shift cable problem, have one of our professional mechanics inspect it as soon as possible.