If you own a Hummer H2 and experiencing symptoms of a bad/damaged shift cable, such as failing to put gear, the indicator light not matching the gear, vehicle not turning off, or anything else—replacing the shift cable bushing can help you fix the problem and restore factory performance of your Hummer. You can make use of a Hummer H2 shift cable kit, that allows you to repair your shift cable by replacing the bushing—quickly and easily. The best thing about these repair kits is that you don’t need to be a professional in order to be able to use them. Even a non-professional can perform the repair in less than 10 minutes. The kit contains everything needed to install. Follow these steps to ensure a quick and safe installation-
- First of all, block the wheels by setting the parking brake. In order to verify the position, check the PRNDL indicator inside your vehicle.
- Once the transmission lever is placed in “Park”, access the end of the shift cable. The cable is present underneath the vehicle, usually on the front right side of the driver’s seat. In case your Hummer H2 shift cable bushing is damaged, it’ll probably be hanging down slightly.
- Remove the remains of the old bushing (If there are any) from the cable end with a pick or small screwdriver.
- Now Install the cup over the notched side of the bushing.
- Push the bushing to Install it into the shift cable end—from the center of the vehicle to the outside of the vehicle. This way, the tip of the cup points toward the driver’s side.
- Grab and pull the cup off of the bushing once the bushing has been pushed into place.
- Ensure the bushing has popped into place and is secure.
- Now it’s time to reinstall the cable end onto the transmission lever. Make sure there are no pieces of the old bushing left on the transmission lever.
- Before you start the vehicle, don’t forget to test the shift cable by moving it from “Park” position to first gear and back a couple of times.
- Finally, remove the wheel blocks and disengage the parking brake.
The replacement bushing is designed to outlast the factory bushing in terms of performance as it is made from robust materials.
Although it’s rare but still, if you find problems fixing the issue on your own, call a professional to have the problem further inspected.