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1999 - Replacing Bad Gear Shift Cable

Old 10-19-2013, 01:11 PM
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Default 1999 - Replacing Bad Gear Shift Cable

I was able to remove the bad gear shift cable from my 1999 volvo s80. The cable was completely frayed in the engine bay.

I unbolted it from the inside at the firewall and could not get it routed out so I cut the cable where it was frayed. It came out easily. Does anyone have tips on how I can get this new cable back in? It looks like it should go in from the inside because of the plate that mounts to the firewall, but there is so little room to get in there..

Thank you so much... I just got done doing the timing belt on this car and now we can't drive it because I dove into this gear shift cable problem.
Old 10-10-2015, 05:37 PM
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Default 99 S80 Shifter Cable Replacement

I replaced the shifter cable on my 1999 S80 today. Job is complete. What a pain. I am in recovery mode for now. I will post pictures of the removal, and notes for the entire procedure. Not for the faint of heart. It WILL take two people to re-install the cable. Send me any questions or after the work suggestions, (I feel all went well, but I have not taken it on the road, just local testing. I hope I have no issues after this job). I had the cable that required calibration after installation.

Last edited by Audie1966; 10-18-2015 at 02:27 PM.
Old 10-18-2015, 02:29 PM
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Job is done. I posted the details here:
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