How to Replace a Shift Cable on a 2002 Bravada
- 1). Lift the hood of the car and remove the black battery cable from the battery. The black cable is negative. Use an open-end wrench to unscrew the battery terminal clamp.
- 2). Pry the plastic housing off the shifting lever inside the Bravada with a flathead screwdriver. Unscrew the nut holding the shifting lever to the top of the transmission housing with an open-end wrench. The shifting cable attaches to the shifting lever with this nut.
- 3). Locate the shifting arm under the Bravada. It isn't necessary to jack the vehicle up to find the shifting arm.
- 4). Slide a ratchet over the bolts on the shifting arm where the shifting cable attaches and unscrew the bolts. There are two bolts that connect the shifting cable to the shifting arm.
- 5). Pull the cable from underneath the car. Push the new cable through the transmission housing from inside the Bravada. Attach the shifting cable to the shifting arm with the two bolts.
- 6). Put the shifting lever in position and reattach with the bolt and an open-end wrench. Press the plastic cover back in position around the shifting lever.
- 7). Slide the shifting lever back and forth to feel the transmission drop into gear. If the Bravada transmission drops into gear easily, the project is completed.