Need clip for shift cable? here is a easy way...

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Need clip for shift cable? here is a easy way...

Post by lobi » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:43 pm

Bought this 03 Vibe GT that needed a trans, was really tore up. When I started to pull it I found a missing clip that holds the shift cable to the bracket just before it attaches to the trans. Might have been the problem with this trans however I had already bought another trans and a new clutch kit. Even if this trans would have been good with just a new clutch and of course the missing shift cable clip, I still had to pull it to do a clutch. Decided to use the new (used) trans I bought anyway.
Hit the internet searching for a shift cable clip. Found a forum (Thanks Acura guys!) where someone mentioned a Dorman "help" part, labled Breather Element Clips, that will work in a pinch. The Dorman part number is 41113. O'Rielies had it for me same day for $1.49. Came two in a pack. They are thinner than the stock clip but are still spring steel. I think both of them may fit in one slot for double strength. The width of the slot fits perfectly on the shift cable. Glad I didn't have to go rooting around a junk yard in the snow.

I'll have a re-buildable 6-speed core available for sale that might not need as much work as I first suspected since the shift cable was flopping loose. What is a 6-speed core worth? Seems most junkyards want a grand and up for a good trans. More for the woeful 5-speed.
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Re: Need clip for shift cable? here is a easy way...

Post by lobi » Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:14 pm

Well, It worked like a charm. I was able to jamb both clips in the locking slot on the shift cable. Being thinner than the oem clip, I was afraid of the lack of strength. With both together I'll be leaving them in as a permanent fix and not bother looking for the correct clip. I'm confident in the snug fit and strength.
Here is a pic of them in place..
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Re: Need clip for shift cable? here is a easy way...

Post by jayoldschool » Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:27 pm

Same clips are used to retain brake hoses. You can get them at any parts store.

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Re: Need clip for shift cable? here is a easy way...

Post by lobi » Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:50 pm

jayoldschool wrote:Same clips are used to retain brake hoses. You can get them at any parts store.
I thought of that also but I think the brake clips are smaller, for a smaller diameter. Maybe they have many sizes, I don't know. These are wide. There are smaller clips in here in the vibe that retain the line going to the slave cylinder. They will not interchange. Being that I was missing only one of the two for the shift cables I suppose I could have just brought the one I had to the parts store and tried to match it up. Probably should have done that route as suggested by jay but this worked out, got lucky.
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Re: Need clip for shift cable? here is a easy way...

Post by vibrologist » Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:06 am

I'll have a re-buildable 6-speed core available for sale that might not need as much work as I first suspected since the shift cable was flopping loose. What is a 6-speed core worth? Seems most junkyards want a grand and up for a good trans. More for the woeful 5-speed.
Maybe you can have it bench tested by a transmission shop. If it tests good, I suppose you could get about 1/2 what junk yards ask.
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