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Can you adjust shifter cables?
If your vehicle is not hitting the correct gear when you shift, you might have to adjust your shift cables. If you check the cable on both ends of the line on the engine and at the stick shift and the cable is not broken, you can fix them with an adjustment.
How do you adjust the gear cable on a Fiat 500?
Holding the gear stick in the normal driving position move the gear lever quickly forward back 1-2, 2-3 and 3-4 a few times. Note the assembly will move a small amount as the lever is pushed-pulled. Make sure that you have good FULL movement on the lever, which should move the assembly only a very small amount!!
Where is the gear selector cable?
A cable is attached to the gear lever, and that cable runs through to a linkage on the transmission. Typically, it is the plastic bushing within the cable linkage that breaks, and these can usually be repaired.
How do you adjust manual shift linkage?
How do you adjust manual shift linkage? Rotate the transmission shift lever counterclockwise (toward the front of the transmission) to the first (Park) position, then turn it clockwise (rearward) to the 2nd detent (Neutral) position.
What is a gear selector cable?
The shift selector cable puts the transmission into the proper gear, which is indicated by the shift selector that it has been moved by the driver. Automatic transmission vehicles normally have one cable that runs from the transmission to the shifter assembly, while manual transmission vehicles have two.
How does a gear selector work?
The gear shifter is responsible for physically engaging the gears on the output shaft, locking them in place so that they turn the shaft and send torque to the drive wheels. This is where visuals are really useful. Moving the shifter into position engages the gear selector forks.