Last post on Jul 07, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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Mazda Tribute, Transmission, SUV
#11 of 14 Re: Gear Selector [texasmoon]
Apr 14, 2012 (6:04 am)
You are a life saver. After an initial freakout when my 02 Tribute wouldn't shift into gear, I found this message board and was able to quickly fix the problem, at least temporarily, so that I could drive to the repair shop around the corner. Just say a little prayer that they don't charge me an arm and a leg.
#12 of 14 Re: Gear Selector [jaskets]
Apr 14, 2012 (6:18 am)
Good to hear! Please let us know how it goes (whether they wanted to replace the shift cable, price, etc).
I was also able to temporarily fix the issue. However, I did notice that my selector lever (the bar we grab to shift gear) had increased "play" in some of the gears (mainly drive). This makes me think that there is a possibility that the selector lever had enough "play" to cause the shift cable to wiggle free of the transmission shift lever (the metal pin on the transmission that the shift cable ring links to).
Do you notice any increased play on your selector lever?
#13 of 14 Re: Gear Selector [texasmoon]
May 09, 2012 (10:40 am)
Go to Auto Zone or any Auto Parts store and they have gear shift plastic inserts that will snap into place which are the same as the original parts. They cost $5.99 for an assorted pack and will work on both the transmission end of the cable and also in the steering columb. The Dealership wants $85.00 for these two plastic fittings.
#14 of 14 Re: Gear Selector [harleyrabbit]
Jul 07, 2012 (11:55 am)
Thanks to all for the very useful info. Saved me from getting towed out of my own driveway today.