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



Being as impatient as I am, and not waiting for what I am sure would 
have been excellent advice, I went to a local hardware store and 
bought the same diameter/length tensioner pin.  The broken pin 
easily pulled out with pliers and I tapped in the new one.  It works 
fine now - no more accidentally putting the car into reverse!

Paul
--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@xxxx> 
wrote:
> 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.
> 
> Paul
> Vin 10944






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