The Gearbox Cable or Shifter Cable sends directions from the gear lever to the Gearbox, and in our case this system is called Remote Gear Shift System, where the Shifter or Selector is separated from the Gearbox; the Shift Cable allows connection between the Shifter or Selector and the Gearbox itself.
These cables, unlike the conventional control cables as clutch, brake, accelerator, etc., are developed with a more complete and advanced technology, called Push-Pull, which makes the cable does not stretch and lose strength in the transmission.
There are single wire cables and double wire cables; these two-wire cables consist of a Select and an Insert cable. The Select is actuating the Gearbox itself and the Insert is inserting the gear.
The Shift Cable is usually broken by attrition, by a very rough use or a projection default in the Original Equipment design.
There are two types of Gearboxes: Mechanic and Hydraulic. The differences between them are that in the Hydraulic there aren’t cables and Mechanic is simpler, easier to replace and less susceptible to breakdowns.