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My car started giving me some issues with getting into reverse, so I took a look under the hood and found this niffty little adjuster (1st picture).

Pop it off the shifter piviot and move onto the next step.

Now you have to push the white clip off the yellow part in order to get the yellow part to release from the black adjuster (2nd picture). The white clip "DOES NOT COME OFF", just push it up and away from the yellow adjuster piece. If you try to take it off you will need another cable.

Now that you have the clipped pushed up you can turn the adjuster over. You can see that the yellow part drops down into a threaded adjuster. Push the yellow part out of the threaded adjuster (takes a good amount of pressure so be careful but forceful). This part doesn't like to push all the way out of the cable end so don't force it out, just push if far enough out that you can move the threaded part up and down (picture 3 shows the adjuster lock in the locked position, you will have to clear this from the threads in order to adjust the shifter cable/shift rod).

Now it's time to adjust your shift linkage. If the car is difficult to get into reverce, move the threaded part towards the cable/shift rod. If its hard to get into 6th gear, move it down away from the cable/shift rod. It will take some time of playing with it and one thread on the adjuster will make the trans shift smooth as silk, where the next one will nake it "notchy". Take your time and when your all done don't forget to drop the white part back down over the yellow retainer/adjuster lock.

Please if you have any questions feel free to ask them in my section, thanks and I hope this helps.
 

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Thanks, and trust me guys if you take the time to do this.... huge difference.

Now can anyone tell me if the stock Caliber is similar? If so then adjustment details listed above should be the same for the base Caliber stick shift car as it is for this one.
 
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