[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



After I replaced the safety pin, I had a tough time moving the stick 
far enough to the left to get it into reverse, as I stated.  Dave 
Swingle replied to my problem offline with this,

"You need to adjust the crossgate linkage (the cable, not the rods). 
This is done under the car above the transmission where the linkage 
goes. Very gradual adjustment, i.e. go about 1/2 turn at a time on 
the cable. The cable adjusts the left/right action of the shifter."

The procedure is also in the manual, I believe, which I followed.  
This adjustment moved all the shift actions slightly to the right, 
allowing enough room on the left for the reverse gear action.  I 
forget how the lower rubber boot ended up, though.

Hope this helps.

Good luck,

Paul 

dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Marv Hein" <marvhein@...> wrote:
>
> Paul,
> 
> How did this get resolved?
> 
> I am having a similar problem after working in this area 
(dashboard 
> dimmer).
> 
> It now takes quite a fight to get into reverse.  All other gears 
are 
> smooth and, if I do manage to get the stick far enough left, 
reverse 
> is smooth too.  
> 
> On inspection, I see my lower (rubber) boot is also depressed 
inward 
> like a bowl.  
> 
> Marv
> #10820
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@> wrote:
> >
> > Again, I speak too soon.  With the shift boots off and the 
linkage 
> > exposed, the stick worked properly yesterday through the gears, 
I 
> > believe.  When I reassembled and tried to take off for work this 
> > morning, I had a hell of a time putting the stick into reverse, 
> then 
> > I could not shift into first or second, only three through 
five!  
> > When I reassembled the thick rubber protector over the linkage, 
> > there is a cup shaped section where the stick goes through. Is 
it 
> > possible that this could be binding for me?  Should the cup-like 
> > shape be depressed inward (like a bowl), or should it protrude 
up 
> > around the stick (like an upside down  bowl)?  I am thinking I 
> have 
> > it inward, possibly getting in the way of me moving the stick 
> enough 
> > to the left.  If not, the addition of the reverse safety pin is 
> > causing me another issue.
> > 
> > Thanks to anyone who may have similar experience with the 
shifter 
> > area.
> > 
> > Paul
> > 
> > Vin 10944
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@xxxx> 
> > wrote:
> > > 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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