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My car is hard to shift gears and found out this was the reason. Any idea what’s the name of this part?

  • What is the make/model/year of the vehicle? Not only could we probably get you a name, we could probably get you a part number as well. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Jan 16 '20 at 21:36
  • This is for a vw Jetta 2005 tdi 1.9L (manual transmission) – Maybeidk Jan 16 '20 at 22:42
  • It's a gear selection cable end which is apparently broken: it should have sort of "claws" that catch on cable threads. – max Jan 17 '20 at 7:02
  • Egad, that's a terrible hack. You need to replace that linkage, big-time! – GdD Jan 17 '20 at 12:26
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    There's a second cable that deal with the other axis (one is the fore/aft motion of the lever, the other side-to-side) that is visible to the right of the pic. It should look like that. – Phil G Jan 17 '20 at 14:37

Those are shift cables, there are 2. I suggest replacing both.

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