Most cars have two gear cables that connect the gearstick to levers and rods on the gearbox - one for the horizontal motion of the stick and one for the vertical. These enable the driver to change gears when in motion.
Over time and constant use, gear cables can fray or snap, especially if treated roughly. When this occurs, you should replace the damaged gear cable with only high quality gear cables. It is easy to locate and purchase gear cables for any car. Show Less