[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



Aw, problem turned out to be much simpler.  

A new shifter knob pushed the top boot down enough that there was 
too much slack material bunched up against the left side of the 
frame.  

Couldn't tell by looking at it, but it works fine with the frame 
popped loose, so I'll be removing some slack.

Thanks to everyone for the replies.

Marv
#10820
AZ-D

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@...> wrote:
>
> 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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