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Automatic transmission cable question. I want to make a repair kit by Rodney
Started on: 01-07-2014 10:28 AM
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Report this Post01-07-2014 10:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RodneyClick Here to visit Rodney's HomePageClick Here to Email RodneySend a Private Message to RodneyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've had a few call and email me in the last year or so asking if my shift cable repair kit will work on the auto transmission cable. Seems some have a problem where the cable end will not stay on the pin on the shifting arm on the trans. One guy emailed me a picture showing 2 different auto transmission shifting arms. He was not sure if the one arm was actually from a Fiero. One shifting arm had a ball stud on it. Riveted to the arm and not adjustable. The other had a slot. From what I have heard there are 2 variations of the automatic shifting cables. One (possibly used in early Fiero's) was not adjustable. In the picture this guy send me one arm was slotted which would explain why the early auto cables were not adjustable. You could make the adjustment using the slot in the shifting arm on the trans.

I can see how to make a repair kit but I need a couple auto transmission shifting arms for R&D. Anyone have any they can spare? Also can anyone help me on the differences on the 2 automatic shifting cables. Adjustable and non-adjustable.

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My transmission is a 1986. It has the stud riveted to the arm. It has no slots on the arm. I have never seen a slotted arm on on a Fiero transmission. I have had both cables. I have interchanged the cables. I am not sure when and why there were switch out for production use.
The shift arm ball for the cable is the same as the one at the end of the console shifter. The adjustable one is a + when doing a swap, and allowing for a non perfect shift bracket.

This is two pictures of one I sold last April

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Report this Post01-14-2014 11:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RodneyClick Here to visit Rodney's HomePageClick Here to Email RodneySend a Private Message to RodneyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So I now have a shifting arm off an automatic trans (thanks Paul S!). I can see the used automatic shifting cable I have here has basically no resistance to coming off this stud on the shifting arm when it is installed so I can see where many will probably need this. Maybe this is why some or most have asked for a new automatic shifting cable. So in my opinion there is no need to replace the whole cable just because the plastic end will not stay on the shifting arm stud on the trans. I can make a repair kit. I'll work on that soon. Will be a bolt in. One will need to remove their shifting arm and drill out the old stud. Easy to do. My new stud will then bolt in.

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Report this Post12-01-2014 04:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RodneyClick Here to visit Rodney's HomePageClick Here to Email RodneySend a Private Message to RodneyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Have some in stock. I'll be updating my web page soon. If anyone wants to try one N/C for R&D let me know.

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Report this Post12-02-2014 02:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JohnWPBClick Here to visit JohnWPB's HomePageSend a Private Message to JohnWPBEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just saw this thread when it got bumped back up.

I replaced my cable for exactly that reason. The ball fit very loosely on the pin mounted to the arm on the transmission. Mine has since become loose again, and actually use a couple of zip-ties as a temporary fix to hold the ball down on the pin.

It would have been much smarter on GM's part to put a "Slide clip" slot on the top of the ball to hold the cable end on the pin.

I am curious to see how you remedied it, and to place an order to fix this thing once and for all!
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Report this Post12-05-2014 05:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for solotwoSend a Private Message to solotwoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Will this cable fit the 4T65EHD trans? My car came with a broken cobbled up cable. I think I have pics on a thread.

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I found the post with the pictures showing my broken cable and how the PO used some Michigan engineering. LOL http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/132421.html
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Report this Post12-06-2014 10:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RodneyClick Here to visit Rodney's HomePageClick Here to Email RodneySend a Private Message to RodneyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have them in stock now:

http://rodneydickman.com/ca...h=57&products_id=338

Very easy to install. Cable will never pop off again once installed.

I'm sending a kit out for R&D to JohnWPB. He is going to install one and do a short write up soon.


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Report this Post12-08-2014 09:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for MinnGreenGTClick Here to visit MinnGreenGT's HomePageClick Here to Email MinnGreenGTSend a Private Message to MinnGreenGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Bookmarked! Going to pick one of these up to replace when the engine & trans come out in the near future. No point in not doing it while it's easier to work on!

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Report this Post12-19-2014 12:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for JohnWPBClick Here to visit JohnWPB's HomePageSend a Private Message to JohnWPBEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I received the cable repair kit. My car is in the paint shop at the moment, but I will do my very best to get pictures of it installed, and a write up on how it was to install as soon as I get the car back.
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