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ST165 shift cable removal.

Postby 97JZA80 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:04 am

One of my cables is busted. We started the removal process last night but ran out of time. If you have had these out do they go out the engine side or thru the interior. All thats left is to remove the bolts on the firewall in the engine bay. These look almost impossible with the engine in, so any tips for removal let me know!
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Re: ST165 shift cable removal.

Postby Mr Alltrac » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:28 pm

I swapped one on my 185. It was a serious pain to do. I went through the interior, just have some one pulling from inside and someone guiding it through the firewall.
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Re: ST165 shift cable removal.

Postby 88gt4DE » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:40 pm

Mr Alltrac wrote:I swapped one on my 185. It was a serious pain to do. I went through the interior, just have some one pulling from inside and someone guiding it through the firewall.



So you didn't pull the plate off under the hood on the firewall ?
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Re: ST165 shift cable removal.

Postby celica_gtx » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:02 pm

I tied a fairly long thin rope at the end of the cable from inside. Once its out re tie it to the new one So when u pull it back thro it will pretty much stay on track.
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Re: ST165 shift cable removal.

Postby 88gt4DE » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:17 pm

Interesting. I didnt think those big flanged parts of the cable would make it through the rubber part on the firewall ....
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Re: ST165 shift cable removal.

Postby celica_gtx » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:28 pm

I loosened it up and I think I mad little slits in the rubber to get em thro
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Re: ST165 shift cable removal.

Postby 97JZA80 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:16 pm

We got these out last night. For the record the 2 10 mm bolts in the firewall are a real motherXXXXX. Get those out and take the plate and rubber off the firewall and then pull the cables in thru the interior of the car.
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Re: ST165 shift cable removal.

Postby Redrkt01 » Thu May 15, 2014 6:38 pm

97JZA80 wrote:We got these out last night. For the record the 2 10 mm bolts in the firewall are a real motherXXXXX. Get those out and take the plate and rubber off the firewall and then pull the cables in thru the interior of the car.


I have to do this job too. Did you have to move the rack out of the way? I heard before that you have to loosen the rack nuts and back them off an inch or two, then slide the rack away from the firewall along it's mounting studs. Your thoughts would be nice....your pics would be better ;)
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Re: ST165 shift cable removal.

Postby celica_gtx » Thu May 15, 2014 6:59 pm

I didnt. I could see how it could help it was a lil bit of a pain gettin the rubber seal n plate back on but its in there
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Re: ST165 shift cable removal.

Postby 88gt4DE » Thu May 15, 2014 8:14 pm

Redrkt01 wrote:
97JZA80 wrote:We got these out last night. For the record the 2 10 mm bolts in the firewall are a real motherXXXXX. Get those out and take the plate and rubber off the firewall and then pull the cables in thru the interior of the car.


I have to do this job too. Did you have to move the rack out of the way? I heard before that you have to loosen the rack nuts and back them off an inch or two, then slide the rack away from the firewall along it's mounting studs. Your thoughts would be nice....your pics would be better ;)



We unfortunately didn't take any pics cause you really would see anything anyway. The rack being loosened would prol help a lot but we managed to get it out without. Engine out is perfect as with everything on this car. Going back in is going to be another story. Also we are still looking for cables !!
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Re: ST165 shift cable removal.

Postby Redrkt01 » Thu May 15, 2014 9:08 pm

88gt4DE wrote:
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97JZA80 wrote:We unfortunately didn't take any pics cause you really would see anything anyway. The rack being loosened would prol help a lot but we managed to get it out without. Engine out is perfect as with everything on this car. Going back in is going to be another story. Also we are still looking for cables !!


That's too bad........I'm not pulling the engine so I've gotta find a diff way. Maybe GTX's method will work........
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Re: ST165 shift cable removal.

Postby 88gt4DE » Thu May 15, 2014 9:19 pm

Really other than the interior pics you can't see anything your doing at all. And that's after you remove the cross members ... totally shitty location and access ...
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Re: ST165 shift cable removal.

Postby 88gt4DE » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:29 pm

We finally finished this yesterday with one custom made cable. Inside interior is cake ... underhood the only thing we can say is to pull the wheel off SUPPORT VEHICLE and stick yer head in the passengere front wheel well facing backwards. You will have a brake rotor in yer back. Stick yer right arm up the steering rack direction to get to the little 10mm bolts. Passenger side one is ok , Drivers is a A$$hole ... We had crossmembers and all down and while I was in the wheel well my brother was under and kinda keeping aim and pushing bolt in correct direction with a long flat screwdriver. I can't believe we even got them back on it the right place ... Talk about a retarted place to put those :crazy: ... because Alltrac ! :smokes:
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Re: ST165 shift cable removal.

Postby Redrkt01 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:02 pm

Yeah.....I'm still dragging my feet on this.
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Re: ST165 shift cable removal.

Postby 97JZA80 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:15 pm

Its totally an a$$hole of a job. helped to have 2 people, one on the passenger side working and one underneath working. you can barely see what your doing but it is doable.

For those I spoke to about the new cable, I emailed 10 vendors to get custom cables made. I got a few responses but only one that was confident they could deliver. I went with California Push-Pull based in California. I worked with Dave, good turnaround time. So far very happy with the results. They charged $150 for a new cable, only thing reused was the ends.

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