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Can I replace a Shimano Deore SL-M590 3speed Left shifter with an Acera SL-M310?

Can I replace a Shimano Deore SL-M590 3speed Left shifter with an Acera SL-M310?
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  • Johnathan Melton

Short answer - yes it will work, its a 3 speed Shimano "mountain" shifter so the amount of cable pull should be identical. Long answer - You get what you pay for. Acera is the cheapest of the M series groupsets.

  1. How do you take apart a Shimano shifter?
  2. How much is it to replace a shifter cable?
  3. When should I replace my gear cable?

How do you take apart a Shimano shifter?

2 Answers

  1. Release the brake cable.
  2. Release the gear cable.
  3. Stick a 5mm allen wrench under the rubber cover on the outside of the shifter. ...
  4. Remove the brake cable pivot pin inside the shifter.
  5. Pulling the brake will reveal the screws inside the shifter. ...
  6. At this point you should be able to remove the plastic housing.

How much is it to replace a shifter cable?

The average cost for automatic trans shift cable replacement is between $290 and $334. Labor costs are estimated between $166 and $210 while parts are priced at $124.

When should I replace my gear cable?

Cables need to be replaced on the same schedule as frames - when broken. Housings don't wear out from the inside, but they do get bent and cracked from either external bumps and snags, or just too much bend when installed. Internal cables don't wear and certainly don't stretch after the initial seating.

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