[xj] shift cable installation

hey guys,

How tough is it to install a new shift cable in an 84 XJ6?
my cable recently failed and i’m stuck til its fixed. Right
now, I have the console take apart, and the shift indicator
taken off. I undid the cotter pit that connects the cable
end to the shift tower. But now, how do I get the old cable
out, and put the new cable in?

any help would be much appreciated!

thanks,

Tyler W.–
Tyler Werrin, 1984 Jaguar XJ6 Series 3 w/ 1996 Chevy Impala
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In reply to a message from tylerwerrin sent Thu 23 Jul 2009:

Disconnect it at the transmission. Then it will feed out through
the grommet. There are access plates on the transmission tunnel
which can be removed to make the job a little easier. It would
probably be easiest to completely remove the center console.–
The original message included these comments:

How tough is it to install a new shift cable in an 84 XJ6?
my cable recently failed and i’m stuck til its fixed. Right
now, I have the console take apart, and the shift indicator
taken off. I undid the cotter pit that connects the cable
end to the shift tower. But now, how do I get the old cable
out, and put the new cable in?
any help would be much appreciated!


John Testrake 74XJ12L rhd, 84 XJ6 700R4
St.Louis, United States
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In reply to a message from tylerwerrin sent Thu 23 Jul 2009:

that’s a big job and you should have the factory Shop Manual to do
it right.

Remove the front seats completely, remove the entire center console
as suggested, labeling and bagging everything as you go. It will be
slow to do that but it will speed up reassembly when you find
yourself in front of millions of wires to reconnect.

Zurdo–
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How tough is it to install a new shift cable in an 84 XJ6?
Tyler W.


1965 3.8 ‘S’ 1984 XJ-6
Florida, United States
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In reply to a message from zurdo sent Thu 23 Jul 2009:

Whew:

The guy that helped me with mine was able to get it in throgh the
console by just removing the ski slope and the inspection port on
the left cheek of the consol. We also worked from underneath as
well. We may have tied the new to the old to pull it through.

Carl–
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How tough is it to install a new shift cable in an 84 XJ6?


Carl Hutchins 1983 Jaguar XJ6 with LT1 and 1994 Jeep Grand
Walnut Creek, California, United States
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In reply to a message from tylerwerrin sent Thu 23 Jul 2009:

remove the front seats? jesus christ. It looks like there
are 2 nuts that are pinching the cable in place (one on each
side of the support bar) under the center console. i’ve
already disconnected the cable from under the car. should i
feed it up through to the cab or the opposite?

tyler–
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tylerwerrin wrote:

<>hey guys,

How tough is it to install a new shift cable in an 84 XJ6?
my cable recently failed and i’m stuck til its fixed. Right
now, I have the console take apart, and the shift indicator
taken off. I undid the cotter pit that connects the cable
end to the shift tower. But now, how do I get the old cable
out, and put the new cable in?
any help would be much appreciated!

I think the points Carl and John make should work, Tyler…

Loosen at the transmission end and either connect the the new one to the
old and pull through with minimum dismantling. Or, when pulling out the
old attach a length of twine to use as a pull/guide line…

The latter allows withdrawal and feed either way, but in either case;
use some tape around the joints to smooth the sharp edges…:slight_smile:

Frank
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