How much is a new shifter cable?

Answered by Jason Smith

The cost of a new shifter cable can vary depending on several factors, including the make and model of your vehicle, the location where you get the replacement done, and whether you choose to buy the part yourself or have it included in the total cost.

In my personal experience, I recently had to replace the automatic transmission shift cable in my car. I have a Honda Accord, and I noticed that shifting gears became increasingly difficult and sometimes even impossible. After taking it to a mechanic, I was informed that the shift cable needed to be replaced.

I decided to do some research and compare prices before making a decision. I found that the average cost for an automatic transmission shift cable replacement was between $305 and $349. This price range included both the cost of labor and the cost of the part.

Labor costs for this type of repair can vary, but on average, they were estimated to be between $169 and $213. This is the cost for the mechanic’s time and expertise in replacing the cable. Keep in mind that labor costs can be higher if you take your vehicle to a dealership instead of an independent mechanic.

The cost of the part itself, in this case, the shift cable, was estimated to be around $136. This is the price for the actual replacement part, which can vary depending on the make and model of your vehicle. It’s worth noting that you may be able to find the part at a lower price if you choose to buy it yourself and then have a mechanic install it for you.

It’s important to remember that these cost estimates are just averages and can vary depending on your specific vehicle and location. Taxes and fees are also not included in these estimates, so it’s a good idea to check with your mechanic or the repair shop for an accurate quote.

Replacing a shifter cable can be a necessary and somewhat costly repair. However, it’s important to address any issues with your transmission system promptly to avoid further damage or safety concerns.