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2006 Mazda MAZDA6 Grand Sport i 4dr Sedan Auto

2006 Mazda MAZDA6
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Midsize
24 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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March 9, 2013, 7:29 am

Stephen B
 

Question: can i replace my gear selector cable holder without replacing the whole cable?

the square holder that holds my gear selector cable in place at the back/side of the engine has snapped off due to someone shifting far to hard now car is stuck in 2nd gear, the gear selector cable is fine but holdercatch is gone. can i get a replacement for this or does the whole cable have to be replaced? the "holder" (dont know proper name) is similar to the one in this photo (just to show what i mean when i say holder) https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=gear+selector+cable+bracket+for+mazda+6&hl=en&qscrl=1&rlz=1T4SKPT_enIE421IE422&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=yVA7UeSRM-LB7AaO5ICQBg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1152&bih=618#hl=en&qscrl=1&rlz=1T4SKPT_enIE421IE422&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=gear+selector+cable+mazda+6&oq=gear+selector+cable+mazda+6&gs_l=img.3...92409.99671.0.100072.26.26.0.0.0.0.72.1194.26.26.0...0.0...1c.1.5.img.qSHokeLJ-24&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.43287494,d.ZGU&fp=85e072273916db5&biw=1152&bih=618&imgrc=x7orNGZdRbfOZM%3A%3Bdo2JjlCFqPAGdM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn.2carpros.com%252Fautomotive_pictures%252F192750_GearCable01EclipseFig01_1.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.2carpros.com%252Fquestions%252Fmitsubishi-eclipse-2001-mitsubishi-eclipse-clutch--2%3B371%3B300 (sorry about long link) its just above the arrow for the shift cable


March 16, 2013, 11:21 am

Ron W
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The cable probably needs to be replaced. Without seeing it (and from your pic...good job by the way), the square part you are talking about is probably the part that snaps into the bracket which holds the cable in place.

That piece usually is non serviceable by itself. It could be that it just needs to be put back into the bracket, but if it is broken, replacing the whole cable is probably the only way to fix it.


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