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Old 04-11-2019, 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Hunter245 View Post
cost to have cable replaced i saw 46 n 400 bucks big difference
I spent 46 bucks for OEM cable that's what I was referring to in my post, the speed shop that did it only charged 158 bucks but they where already in there doing filter and oil in tranny. I have heard dealer is probly 400 or so.
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Old 04-11-2019, 03:50 AM
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10' GS 45,000 miles since new, no problems, I'm very gentle whenever I move the shifter,had dealer look at it 2 years ago, no problems.
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:44 AM
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2010, 4,650 miles...No issues yet
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:56 AM
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'08 w/ 35k miles. Didn't know there was even a problem. going to have to check on this. So what actually goes bad the plastic bushings at the cable ends? Should I be worried? Does the cable fall off the end links or ball studs not really sure on the attachment here.
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by 1Hotrodz View Post
'08 w/ 35k miles. Didn't know there was even a problem. going to have to check on this. So what actually goes bad the plastic bushings at the cable ends? Should I be worried? Does the cable fall off the end links or ball studs not really sure on the attachment here.
- Plastic bushings, yes. Front usually goes first, as I recall
- The bushings crack and break
- Hard to say if you should be worried. Google around this forum for the problem, there is a ton of info.
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:54 AM
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Happened to my 2007 at 39,000 miles, six weeks after I bought it and before I found this forum. $250 at dealer to replace the cable.
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Old 04-11-2019, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by HOXXOH View Post
I'm at 156K miles with the original cable. Original owner since Nov '07 and living where dry heat kills plastics.
If your fear outweighs your wallet, you should seek professional treatment, not car parts.
LOL......I've already been for professional treatment. Told the doctor I had the dreaded C-6 auto-cable breaking blues. He said yea....you ain't the first case i've seen and you won't be the last. He wrote me a prescription for a 6-pak of Budweiser and said be glad your harmonic balancer hasn't flown through the hood yet...............
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:11 PM
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21,000 on my 2007 and the original cable and bushings. I am going to order a new cable and bushings as a preventative measure. Anyone have the GM part numbers handy?
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Old 04-13-2019, 01:38 AM
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What the hell? ahahahahah I just got an 07 A6 z51 104,000 and the Cable is still there? Should I be worried? HAHAHA
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:41 AM
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Changed my A4 cable in my 05 a few months ago at 83k miles. $95 for the flat bed and just under $400 at the dealer for the part and labor.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:44 AM
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Last April my 2008 had 38000 miles on it and the shifter had the problem where it would not shift. They replaced the entire shifter mechanism and then said the poly bushing (something like that) was worn on the cable so I had it replaced also.
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by windyC6 View Post
Driving season is finally here in these parts and the ol "Auto cable falling apart" paranoia is kicking in. I realize that it's not necessarily the miles, but the age and heat cycles also. But I am just wondering how many owners of lets say 2010 and earlier C-6's are still on their org. cable and how many miles are on the car ? Are there any older and/or any relatively high mileage C-6's still on the org. cable ? Thanks
Last summer I got the cable changed on my 07 with about 80k miles (original owner) - the cable came out perfectly fine but no regrets because my peace of mind was worth more. I would recommend getting it done rather than rolling the dice.
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Old 04-13-2019, 10:03 AM
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Last summer I got the cable changed on my 07 with about 80k miles (original owner) - the cable came out perfectly fine but no regrets because my peace of mind was worth more. I would recommend getting it done rather than rolling the dice.
Yea I know your probably right on that one. But my past history of procrastinating on these types of things would probably have me cussing the whole time I was behind the tow truck on the way to the dealer for a fix......
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Old 04-13-2019, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by windyC6 View Post
Yea I know your probably right on that one. But my past history of procrastinating on these types of things would probably have me cussing the whole time I was behind the tow truck on the way to the dealer for a fix......
If you haven't already you should also tie back the part in the gear shifter (while in "Park") - mine got stuck in the driveway fortunately and was caught by surprise.
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Old 04-14-2019, 06:07 PM
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07. bushing went at 125K. Had entire cable replaced at dealership along with tranny service.

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Old 04-14-2019, 06:12 PM
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And if you pick up the dorman bushing kit 14041. use the small one pictured below with the black mark on it.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by yellow2007 View Post

And if you pick up the dorman bushing kit 14041. use the small one pictured below with the black mark on it.
Thanks for the pics and sounds like you did OK going 125-K. In cases like yours i'll guess we'll never know if it was heat cycle related as some suggest or just normal wear and tear from shifting......
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:14 AM
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Windy your shifter cable will last forever if you install some black wheels.

Sorry, couldn't help myself.

Seriously If you try the repair yourself, do not pull up on the cable at the shifter end. It will break under very light pressure. Ask me how I know......yes I was a Bull in a China shop.

I just tried to lift it a little so I could see where the bushing went.......and it broke.
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:13 PM
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2006 w/ 47k - no issues here yet. I'll replace it when it breaks
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:01 PM
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My 08 failed a year ago at 28,000 miles.
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