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post #91 of 135 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 05:18 PM
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Hi Fanatics, Hi Dicktator

Dicktator, i should have heard to your advice to replace the Automatic shift cable.
Today it broke
i thought i could wait until the tech day on April 13th, but someone didnt like me, so today it broke on a Lowes parking lot in heavy rain.
As i pudhed the gear lever to Park i felt it was a little bit too soft, and i shouted: SHI......... at this time i was shure what happened.
a friend brought me my jack and the stands from my garage, and i taped this thing together. so it worked until home.
as i have Dicktators repair kit laying arounf for months, i can now install it.

As a very urgent suggestion to all with an automatic SSR:

DO THIS REPAIR NOW!!!!!!!

believe me !!!!!!!!

Dicktator, please remove this point from the list for the tech day 13th of april and set the ignition switch for that (i have it already)
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post #92 of 135 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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I will put you down for Ignition Switch.

Sorry you waited so long to do the shift kit but you are not alone.

Others have waited until it failed and not like SSR Father at a Tech Day but in a parking lot, Motel or gas station.

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1. OEM with rubber grommet.
2. Shift Kit with S/S bolt/washers/locking nut.
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Just fitted your repair kit.
Instructions and parts perfect, no future problems on this issue with my SSR
Another great Dictator repair
A big thank you

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Thanks Mark,

Just sent out an emergency Shift Kit to Fort Worth, Texas.

Cable fell off while Ken was backing into garage.

IF you haven't changed yours, sooner or later you will!!

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Thanks Dictator,, I too should have heeded your Advise.. I thought that since my Wife's SSR only had 20k miles on it, that it would surely be fine.. NOPE.. I'm just glad it happened close to home and I had your kit handy to get it going again. Again thanks for your support of our trucks!!!

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It is not mileage on the truck that matters.

Trucks that make "short" runs, "sitting" at traffic light, or shopping will go even sooner than those driven on open road.

Why? Because sitting at traffic light or in traffic puts the total 1800 degree heat from the catalytic converter onto the "neoprene" bushing, causing it to dry out and crumbly.

AND FALL OFF!!!

Flying down the road allows cool air to rush by the catalytic converter and shift cable, keeping them cool.

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1. GM OEM Cable attachment.
2. Pin and dried Neoprene bushing.
3. Pin/bushing removed from transmission shift arm
4. Repair Kit, S/S bolt, washers and locknut
5. Repaired Shift Cable.
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The Dicktator fixed my car's shift cable yesterday . I am admittedly not tech savvy, but the difference in performance is noticeable immediately . Thank goodness for tech smart help so I can avoid problems and enjoy the ride!
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The Dicktator fixed my car's shift cable yesterday . I am admittedly not tech savvy, but the difference in performance is noticeable immediately . Thank goodness for tech smart help so I can avoid problems and enjoy the ride!
When we removed your neoprene bushing, it fell apart!

It was just a matter of time before you would have been in a Mall with shifter cable off.

Top down, of course!

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Thanks, I recently inspected mine after I purchased one from you. The OEM still look in good shape. Is this occurring after a certain number of miles? I'm at 40,000 but again the bushing still looks to be intact.
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I originally got your kit thru Mike when I ordered a wind diffuser from him. I finally got around to replacing the shift cable bolt today. It all seemed in good shape as the plastic insert was a bear to remove. I don't recoo'd this repair to the rookies if you just have ramps. I had a hard time fitting under the truck with ramps on drivers side so had to use jacks after jacking it up some more for clearance.
Removing old bolt from bracket was difficult also as didn't want to punch out after grinding rivit head. I ended up drilling head until it came loose with hammering on it. Being on floor is difficult also as you certainly need two hands in there and it's tight!....
But I got it......took two hours....so good to go now with no worries. Thanks for coming up with this fix. I see where that is certainly a weak link.
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My SSR:
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It is MUCH easier on a lift, no doubt.

You can drill out pin, grind and punch, what ever you want. My instructions just shows A way to do it.

There is no mileage or age that seems to mater on the neoprene insert.

It is 3 inches from 1800 degree catalytic converter, more Stop/Go concentrates HEAT to insert and dries it out.

You can wait until it FALLS OFF, then you will know mileage and time.

Those who have waited until it FALLS OFF have spent a lot more $$ than doing the fix BEFORE it fails.

It's up to you.

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1. OEM w/neoprene insert.
2. Stainless Steel replacement.
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Thanks, I recently inspected mine after I purchased one from you. The OEM still look in good shape. Is this occurring after a certain number of miles? I'm at 40,000 but again the bushing still looks to be intact.
I replaced mine at 2000 miles. Seemed to me to be the cheapest insurance in the history of the world.

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Dick....your instructions were priceless and couldn't have done it without them. I didn't want to give a negative impression on this repair at all......just a warning to those with no access to a lift that it is tight down there.
I don't work on cars....at all....and still did it!..
The two hours included the time it took to paint bracket after grinding out rivet and letting it dry. Thanks again for offering this fix.
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Dick....your instructions were priceless and couldn't have done it without them. I didn't want to give a negative impression on this repair at all......just a warning to those with no access to a lift that it is tight down there.
I don't work on cars....at all....and still did it!..
The two hours included the time it took to paint bracket after grinding out rivet and letting it dry. Thanks again for offering this fix.
I didn't take your comments as Negative, just informative.

There are a lot of us that no longer can "Slide" under our R!

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I purchased a conversion kit several weeks ago and after inspection of the OEM bushing thought I could wait till the weather got a little cooler ( like only 90 degrees )

After reading the post on this subject yesterday, I decided I had better get this done this morning. After getting everything ready and placing the R on my ramps. I slid under to start the job. To my amazement I found that the bushing that looked great and intact 2 weeks ago had in fact FALLEN COMPLETELY OUT OF THE SHIFT CABLE!!!!!

Thank God for the Dictator and the Forum. This guy and web site deserve every R owners thanks and appreciation.

They say "All things come to those who wait" well that includes BAD things. ANYONE who has not replaced this OEM on their R has no one to blame but themself when it DOES fall out. If you can do this yourself get the part and do it now. If you need help schedule to get the work done. PLEASE don't get stuck somewhere in the dark or God forsaken area. I was blessed to have made this repair in my driveway this morning.
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just picked up an 05 and this sounds like the biggest no-brainer. how do I order this from you?
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just picked up an 05 and this sounds like the biggest no-brainer. how do I order this from you?
Just sent you PM.

Just PM me with Name Address.

I take PayPal.

Cost $15.00 includes mailing.

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My SSR:
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Build 100 Shift Cable Kits for stock.

Mike in AZ aka Simple Engineering.com also stock my Shift Cable Repair Kits.

Have been shipping to many GM Dealers. Ohio was the latest.

Just PM me with Name Address.

I take PayPal.

Cost $15.00 includes mailing.

Lot less than $100 cable and labor.

And if you have to have R towed in, WOW!

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I purchased the kit after I purchased my 2004 with 110K miles. Surprisingly it had an oem cable. It should also be noted that the old one fell apart in my hands. Kit came Just in time.

Since then I have also installed the ABS heat shield

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If there is ANYONE who has NOT replaced this bushing you are asking for trouble. It Will fail at the worst time, and God forbid when your out with the wife. Sooooo rather than put another coat of detailer on your R. Order the part and get er done ASAP. CHECKED MINE AND IT LOOKED GOOD THE VERY NEXT WEEK IT FELL OUT!!! Foturtunately it fell out in my drive way and I had the replacement part. Changer it out in less that an hour.
Get er done!!!
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My SSR:
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I send out almost every day a shift kit, some doing it before it becomes a problem!

MOST! HELP! My cable fell OFF! I didn't think it would happen to me!

They say there are two things certain, Death and Taxes!!

Well, if you own an SSR there is one more thing that is certain.

YOUR SHIFT CABLE WILL FALL OFF!!

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SOMEDAY, I'll get mine out from behind the passenger seat and install it. (pray for me) If mine breaks I'm in Ozark MO right now, will you come fix mine Dictator! Ha!
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SOMEDAY, I'll get mine out from behind the passenger seat and install it. (pray for me) If mine breaks I'm in Ozark MO right now, will you come fix mine Dictator! Ha!
SURE! You pay air flight, Hotel and meals!

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Capt' Morgan does help!

But Moon Shine will work also!

Need my Bald Brother to hold the shift arm while I drill!

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Connected the tranny repair kit to day. Is it normal when changing from park to drive for it to be tighter. Thanks

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