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

When I broke my pivot bolt on a Friday coming home from work in 1983, I got towed home. On Saturday, I went with the broken pieces to my local NAPA store. It is true that they didn't have an exact replacement for the bolt, but we came up with something. We found a bolt of the right size, cut off a piece of brake line, slipped it on over the treads and made a bolt. I put it in the car and I was able to shift again and get the car in the garage. 
Now I tried to find the part. None of the service centers had the part and Consolidated didn't have it available either. I finally got bolts through my employer's purchasing department. They look like the ones that Harvey sells. I put that in and have been fine ever since.
Gary Masie

----- Original Message -----
From: content22207 
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 10:36 pm
Subject: Re: [DML] Trouble shifting in 1st and 2nd gear
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

> 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
> #5939
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jtrealtywebspannet" 
> 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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