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Old 03-11-2010, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by 09blackonblack View Post
reason i asked is my shifter seems really loose and wiggly
could be the same setup, I wouldn't know as I haven't looked at an F23. I know the F35 that's in the saturn L200 has a completely different linkage setup than our cobalts. Crazy that it's even the same trans.

Originally Posted by BNS06Mike View Post
which way did you go about pushing the pin out?
i cant seem to figure out a way where the pin pusher is fitting well enough i can hit it with the hammer.
I pushed towards the driver's wheel. You can't hit the pusher very hard, not much room to work with. It's better to use a smaller hammer to just tap the pusher.

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Old 03-19-2010, 11:49 AM
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can someone explain why you need to take off the wheel?
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:28 AM
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anyone got the factory part number for this? or a stronger solution than the POS roll pins from o'reilly's? ive gone through 2 of them in 2 weeks
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by venum_us_2002 View Post
can someone explain why you need to take off the wheel?
makes it easier to get to.

Originally Posted by hatrickstu View Post
anyone got the factory part number for this? or a stronger solution than the POS roll pins from o'reilly's? ive gone through 2 of them in 2 weeks
I used a grade 8 aircraft bolt shortly after making this how-to and never had a problem again.

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what size, and did you put a nut on it?
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yea it has a nut on it. I don't remember the exact size though. I'd go measure it but I'm not exactly within a 1000miles of my car at the moment.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:47 PM
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What about the rollpin goes wrong that causes problems with shifting? Is it simply because it sticks out on the end and isn't flush like the new one is?

I'm trying to diagnose trouble I have with the shifter popping out of first gear and hesitating when shifting into second, and my roll-pin sticks out like the one in his picture. Is this a possible cause of my issue?
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:44 AM
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Well 88,000 miles and its time for replacement. I will be doing this tomorrow or Wednesday. I love this site and its how too. Saved me time and money. Thanks again.
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Took me about and hour to get it done today. I hade to remove my upper tranny mount tho to tap out the remaning pieces of the stock pin. It broke in three places only reason it held together is because one piece was wedged in there nice and tight. The pin punch worked great and I bought a roll pin for 7 cents from a bolt company by me. My shifter has never felt better now I know why my cobalt shifted to shity could never hit third with the damn thing. This write up helped a ton even for working on my redline. I did not remove the wheel and everything worked just fine. Thanks again
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im stuck, i dont have a pin pusher so im tryin to use other things to push the pin out but nothings working. i dont know where to place the hammer so i can tap the pin, theres no room or anything, its pissing me off.
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Originally Posted by ralliartist View Post

I used a grade 8 aircraft bolt shortly after making this how-to and never had a problem again.
ohhh more info on that would be nice
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:51 AM
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I have a stronger rollpin that georgian bay Motorsports used on there race cars and they also hacked the weight off there, haven't had a problem since and the feel is barely different without that weight on there
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i love you man!!! NO HOMO. lmao
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Originally Posted by northvibe View Post
ohhh more info on that would be nice
I'm Air Force, where do you think I got the bolt from?
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Hey guys could this be why my car might be harder to get into gear sometimes? I drove my buddies SS the other day and his shifter felt like brand new compared to mine.

It it's that cheap of a fix, I'll do it anyway. Or is this not applicable to my G5?
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Nice write up. I wonder if this is the reason my car comes out of gear so easily and doesn't like to engage into 2nd and revers sometimes. Or would that be synchro's?
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could be either one.
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Originally Posted by northvibe View Post
ohhh more info on that would be nice
grade 8 bolts are sold at Fleetfarm
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:51 AM
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I'm doing this fix this weekend, even it that's not my problem, it's an extremely cheap fix. That and I like to use any excuse I can to work on my car, lol.
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Is this the same for SS/TCs? My car has very recently been very stubborn to go into first gear at dead stops. It doesn't do it all the time....just whenever it feels like.
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Yes, SS/TC's have the same setup for the linkage roll pins.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:51 AM
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Where in the wheel well is the mount for the fuse box? I took the inner fender out and seen nothing. If it's not in there, I don't see why it's a necessary step?
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I don't know how you can miss the bolts. Are you looking on the engine bay side underneath?
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My dealership said i "broke a pin/rod, inside the transmission?"

I have no 2nd 4th or reverse.. my dealership is taking 2 weeks to get a whole new tranny...


should I tell them about this issue / fix?


They might be clueless... I just wouldn't mind having my cobalt back... only 1,700km


I signed up on this forum just to bump this and ask what people think.


my backup ride is supposed to be sold.. now im still driving it
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