[DML] How do I replace reverse safety pin on shift linkage
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[DML] How do I replace reverse safety pin on shift linkage

I received a few posts on my problem earlier this month where I had 
trouble looking for second gear when shifting. Someone mentioned 
that the reverse safety pin on the shift linkage could bent. This is 
the safety pin that makes it so you have to pull up on the shifter 
to put the car into reverse. 

I looked at it today, and that is exactly the problem.  The pin 
completely broke off!  The broken half was sitting inside the 
linkage area.  Thus, when I am looking for second gear, I am also 
fishing around reverse and fourth gears instead of being confident 
to shove the stick all the way to the left into second gear.  Thus, 
I grind or shift into fourth quite often when downshifting, and 
probably dangerously working against the reverse gears once in a 
while when I hear that awful grinding sound!

Is this pin easy to change?.  Will I be able to pull it or tap it 
out and replace with a new one (if I pull it out, I want to make 
sure there are no surprises)? Also, is this pin a common sheer-type 
pin that can be bought at a hardware store?

Thanks for any advice.

Vin 10944

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