2006 Sienna LE 2wd 3.3 135K or so.
Lol, just repaired rat nest knock sensor stuff a little bit ago. All running great!
Needed wiper blades from my favorite discount store Ollie's! Full set of blades Simonize brand all 3 for 10 bucks
And needed to go to Home Depot also ....
Pulled into Ollie's , put in park and still going forward :/ Wtf?
No gear changes no matter where I put shifter..... stuck in drive, killed it and no start obviously..
Pop hood and shifter cable still attached at trans, problem inside.....
I popped the center lower storage compartment door and gave it squeeze to clear pins so can lower it more.
You can barley feel the shift cable end reaching up that way, yep it was floppy.
All I had was my Leatherman Wave multi-tool on my belt.
Managed to get center console apart and drivers knee bolster off, 10mm bolts where not that tight thank goodness
Took me about 5 minutes to get enough stuff apart I could see and touch the cable at shifter easily.
And I did not break anything
Well the shifter cable bushing was gone/ disintegrated on the shift cable end where it attaches to shifter mechanism stud.
Dilemma! Needed the Van today to run around. Manually shifted cable to park and started van, manually shifted cable to reverse, got out of spot, shifted cable to drive and off I went....
No dealer near me for parts.
Went to Autozone.
Dorman 14041 Pedal/Shift Linkage Bushing kit
Dorman 784632 E-Clip Assortment
SYLVANIA - 2721 light bulbs 2 pack for shifter bezel light which burned out a couple months ago.
One of the smaller bushings in the kit fits very well and tight in the shift cable end.
I took that bushing back out of cable end and held it with pliers just tight enough and used a 5/16 drill to enlarge the hole in the bushing itself.
One pass with drill bit "screws" itself in and reverse drill on the way out and run drill long enough in reverse so it does not grab bushing anymore and drill spins slightly in one spot not trin to "unscrew" or spit out bushing, all this as not to make hole to large.....
Slip shift cable end over shifter stud and push the bushing on with a socket and handle.
Its tight, little tiny bit of lube on the outside of the bushing.
When all completely seated , the shifter cable end does not come off shifter stud by hand... I pulled on it and it was okay and did not come off.
I managed to use one of the e clips and get it on shifter stud butted up to bushing face, both sides of the e clip engaged the very subtle ridge/groove on the shifter stud.
Tested it 20 times and all good... Replaced burned out shifter bulb and reassembled.
Worked in pinch and got everything locally up the street at Autozone.
You can get the correct bushing from the dealer? $10,000 bucks plus tax
I see they have a kit on Amazon .
Bushing Fix BP1Kit - Transmission Shift Cable Bushing Repair Kit $29.99 Prime Shipped.
Looks easy but I could not wait....
If you really do not want the shifter cable end to come off shifter again I was thinking this,
probably get at Ace hardware so do not have to by a 50 pack
M8 or 5/16 Starlock Internal Tooth Lock Washers.
Or axle 5/16 push nut from Home Depot for $1.18
Everbilt 5/16 in. Zinc Plated Axle Hat Nut (2-Pack)
Model # 811611 Store SKU #762079
Push this on shifter stud against shifter bushing and it is not coming off !
Might pick up at Home Depot and put it on for piece of mind.
I hope this helps someone in a pinch if they have a local auto parts store near and not wait for Amazon, or deal with the Dealer.