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08-29-2011, 12:50 PM
Hi all,

So I have a 185 and gears 2, 4 and reverse are gone! I have checked and it is the transmission cable. I do have a couple of spare 184's in my back yard i have been using for spares. would these cables be fine to use or do i need to stick with the 185?:wiggle:

08-29-2011, 08:40 PM
are you sure the cable has failed? I have had that happen more than a couple times, and it was that the cable retension clip popped off of the transmission lever, the lever bracket itself lost a bolt (not on my car), or the U clip that holds the cable in place at the shifter came loose.

08-29-2011, 09:55 PM
Yer I even had my mechanic double check the problem for me

So I got out the cables tonight and one of them is definitely f'd. would the 184 cables be fine to use? if so are there any ramifications?

08-30-2011, 06:53 PM
Are the 184 cables identical?
You're probably going to have to get a set of 185 ones.

08-31-2011, 12:12 AM
Just pull the cables from one of your 184's and compare the sizes.

08-31-2011, 04:27 AM
Looks like thats what i will be doing tonight. Its a mission and a half to get them out haha... at least after this i know how its done :P

08-31-2011, 01:48 PM
Don't waste your time, the cables are different.

08-31-2011, 03:57 PM
most definitely different

08-31-2011, 11:57 PM
They are different, but with a little ingenuity, you can get them to work.

Basically, you need to make a spacer so that the cables sit in the right place. I did this with a couple of thick washers that I had to cut and bend a bit. There will be more slop if you don't space it right, but they will still work with that spacer.

Otherwise, they will not work at all because you can't lock them down.

09-01-2011, 03:02 AM
I did the same thing what did my swap. But after i got my st185 cables it shifted much smoother. Idk if the length is diff or what but i could tell the difference.

09-01-2011, 01:03 PM
Yer i did the swap and they are fine i measured them and they are the same even how far they push n pull. I managed to find a massive thick washer ... roughly 3-4 mm cut and bent it and the cable now sits tighter than a... well lets just say tighter than thro original :P just

But yay now i have all gears back 1 through to 5 and including reverse :P

09-08-2011, 02:38 AM
Glad to hear it!