Trying to find a column transmission gear shift cable for a 1998 Chevy S-10 pickup.
April 1, 2018 10:20pm CST
It is hard sometimes, to find parts for older vehicles. 1998 is not too old but by today's standards, people call your vehicle old if it is just 5 years past the year it was designed and put on the sales floor of a dealership. The way they make money is to stock parts for older cars, trucks and SUV's. There are so many manufacturers of auto parts like Brand A, Brand B, and so on. AC Delco and OEM -original equipment manufactured AND OTHER parts new or rebuilt or used, can be purchased at major dealerships or online from GM parts houses or directly from the manufacturers of a part. The thing that makes it tedious and time consuming is when you are looking for a certain part to replace a broken or damaged part and don't really need the complete assembly. In this case, just the column transmission shift cable. An S-10 pickup is one that once it passes 1998 and goes up to later models, the parts seem to change and there are so many part numbers that cross-reference from each other. Such places as ROCK AUTO or PARTS GEEK have a lot of good parts for many years and makes of vehicles, but still, they don't always have 100% of what you are looking for. If you can find where I can get hold of that shift cable to the steering column for a 1998 Chevy S10 Pickup truck, leave a link here in the comments for me. Thanks ahead of time.
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• Dallas, Texas
@Ronrybs , Do you have a CB radio by chance? I have a pair of mobiles. They call them walkie-talkies but actually mine are a pair of Radio Shack mobile CBs and they have 40 channels. But when I plug it in I only get static.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
Have you tried salvage yards? My son goes to a place here that has junk vehicles, and you can buy the part from them you need. You just need the tools to take it off the vehicle they have on the lot. It's usually a lot less than you would pay for any other dealership.
• Dallas, Texas
I know a guy who might be able to go see if he can find the parts he needs for the pick up truck at a junkyard that is located not too far from Dallas. I think that is interesting to know that you can actually get stuff from the junkyards online. Another good option to have.