Re: [DML] Trouble shifting in 1st and 2nd gear
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Re: [DML] Trouble shifting in 1st and 2nd gear

The problem with the shift linkage pivot bolt is that it is a really odd size shoulder bolt. If it breaks away from home, chances of finding a replacement over the counter are slim. Carrying a spare in the glove box is indeed cheap insurance. 

In a worst case scenario (broken pivot bolt, no spare) you can climb under the car and manually shift into 1st or 2nd gear to limp to a safe haven.

Bill Robertson

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
> Once that pivot bolt breaks you are STUCK! Every owner with a 5-speed should have an extra pivot bolt kept in the car as a spare. I DID say he might need to open the transmission and do the roll pins but if you review my post you will see I did say to do adjustments and lubrication first. If that did not cure the problem he WOULD be going into the transmission. Bottom line-If you have to force something it is usually best to figure out what's wrong and fix it BEFORE it breaks and is a bigger (read more expensive) job to fix.
> David Teitelbaum


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