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Old 11-28-2013, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Powell Race Parts View Post
you need a good roll pin i have a few hardened ones left. its a PITA.
jack car, remove driver side wheel. drop engine mount down by releasing the bolts under the fuse box.
get a snap on 3/16 roll pin tool and a very short 4 or 5 lb hammer.
remove as much stuff as you need to get to it, the shifter cable tree will help
remove replace. ez.
not

good luck

ps gelladuga said he did his removing the fuse box. that may be easier, not removing the fuse box thats a pain, but its all an issue how to get a good swing with the hammer to drive the pin out/in.
every trans we rebuild goes out with new pins lol

Hey thanks, I think if wiggling the stick and usuing channel locks I can get the pin out. The maybe use a 2" c-clamp to press the pin it with the tranny in 5th.

Cant be any harder than replacing the thermostat on this motor. Why would anyone put the thermostat there??
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Originally Posted by Freddy_Lasers57 View Post
Hey thanks, I think if wiggling the stick and usuing channel locks I can get the pin out. The maybe use a 2" c-clamp to press the pin it with the tranny in 5th.

Cant be any harder than replacing the thermostat on this motor. Why would anyone put the thermostat there??
there are two levers. one moves the selection from 1/2 to 3/4 5o 5/R. The other, the one that breaks the roll pin most often goes back and forth on the gears back and forth. the range selector lever will spring back to a rest position, the actual gear selector you want to replace the roll pin with, will rest in one position or the other. disconnect the cables to get at it. any gear you want there are only two positions for the lever.
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Anyone purchase the "hardened" roll pin? Any issues down the road? I'm interested in maybe getting a couple. Must.... contact... Powell Race Parts
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:03 PM
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I've only used the mcmcaster-carr ones posted here.
Anything from Powell will be legit tho, so don't second guess it if you're getting one of those from him.
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Originally Posted by ralliartist View Post
This write up is for when you lose all your gears. Your shifter become completely gearless and sloppy. After replacing the roll pin, shifter should be very tight just like a brand new shifter.

EDIT: Here is a vid I made with a temporary fix for those that feel like they are about to be stranded and don't have the time or tools to do the complete fix.



Ok, first you need a few tools:

7mm socket
10mm socket
1/2" socket
ratchet
hammer
Roll pin pusher
Car jack
lug nut wrench
New Roll Pin- 1" long by 3/16" thick

You can purchase the roll pin pusher and roll pin at NAPA or any other auto parts store. And you can use your stock jack and lug nut wrench.

First- Unplug battery with 10mm socket and Jack up car and remove wheel.


then remove nuts that hold the fuse box down. 1/2" socket is needed.



Next you must begin to dissassemble the fuse box. 7mm socket is needed. The next few picks will show the process of disassembling the fuse box.


10mm socket needed here also.


Slide ECU out of holder and place to the side.



7mm socket needed here to loosen all the bolts.


then pull top of fuse box up to show the bottom part all sitting there.


place all the different connections to the sides.


at this point you can see the linkages.



Here is the hole where the new pin goes.




Now you use this roll pin pusher to push the new pin in. Tap with a hammer.


And this is my shattered roll pin beside the new roll pin. As you can see it is stretched out as well.


Took me about 30min on my own. Good luck and happy modding!
Question. Im in the middle of doing my roll pin now. I'm trying to follow ur lead here but the first pic I can't picture where the bolts are?? Any help? Lol. Do u have a video or know where there is one.
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why take the wheel off? Maybe I missed the step that made that a necessity?
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I'm on Day 2 of trying to remove my old broken pin.
So far I think I have removed about half of it. Don't know how in the name of Zues' butthole I'm going to get the rest of the pin out. I have completly removed my fusebox and repositioned my coolant tank.
I guess the tranny mount comes out next.
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Originally Posted by Kfizzle0224 View Post
Question. Im in the middle of doing my roll pin now. I'm trying to follow ur lead here but the first pic I can't picture where the bolts are?? Any help? Lol. Do u have a video or know where there is one.
The first picture is looking UP. To the right is Car Forward. The lower part of the picture is towards the wheel well. It's directly under the fuse box.
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Well, I got what's left of the roll pin out
But I can't for the life of me get the new pin in. The largest drillbit i can fit through the linkage is 9/64ths.
Please go into much greater detail as to how exactly insert this pin.
Thanks,
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