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Broken pin in shift fork thingy.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 3:34 PM
Ill start off saying that im not the best with technical names, so bear with me.

My friend called today and said his car wasnt shifting, the shifter would move back and forth freely but not to the right at all. We started to tear stuff apart and found that the roll pin thats in the piece hooked the the end of the shift linkage on the trans was broke in 3. (What controls the shift forks moving) This was letting it turn (back and forth movement) but wouldn't move the rod in and out (the side to side movement. The piece is on the fork plate bolted to the top of the trand. We got all the levers out but cannot get to the remaining pin on the rod.

Does anyone have any idea of how to get this out, or any tips. Cause we cant ge the pin out that broke off.

Has this happened to anyone else before because it seemed strange seeing as the part doesnt get more force than you can make with your hand, pus its double rolled.



Thanx


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Re: Broken pin in shift fork thingy.
Thursday, August 20, 2009 7:24 PM
Wow, i type pretty retarded when i'm tired. Basically the shift fork roll pin broke off and we cant get it out of the center rod/shift fork. Any ideas without dropping the trans because of the limited room.


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Re: Broken pin in shift fork thingy.
Thursday, August 20, 2009 7:29 PM
sorry, can't say I've seen that issue in the 5years i've been on the forum....what have you guys tried so far?






Re: Broken pin in shift fork thingy.
Saturday, August 22, 2009 9:10 AM
Well there's not to much room with the abs unit in there, and we cant pull the fork assembly because it will hit the firewall. Right now its on hold. We just cant figure out how to get in there to remove the pin out. Also were not sure where to go for the pin, unless a dealer will have one. But I will say its a bitch trying to disassemble the assembly in the car.


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Re: Broken pin in shift fork thingy.
Saturday, August 22, 2009 9:14 AM
I guess I should also note this is on a 2002 Eco Cavalier with the Getrag F23.

We just really dont want to have to drop the trans out of the car. Limited tools and experience + more of a hassle.


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Re: Broken pin in shift fork thingy.
Monday, August 24, 2009 8:51 PM
i have done it twice. First time dealer took care of it, and the second time i fixed it. remove the brake parts above the trans. remove the cables remove the broken ends of the pin remove the "shift fork thingy" by sliding it off the shaft then drill out the remains of the pin with a 1/4 drill bit (mine was a $30 tungsten bit) replace pin with a grade 8 bolt with the head filed down


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Re: Broken pin in shift fork thingy.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 5:16 PM
i have done it twice. First time dealer took care of it, and the second time i fixed it. remove the brake parts above the trans. remove the cables remove the broken ends of the pin remove the "shift fork thingy" by sliding it off the shaft then drill out the remains of the pin with a 1/4 drill bit (mine was a $30 tungsten bit) replace pin with a grade 8 bolt with the head filed down
Re: Broken pin in shift fork thingy.
Thursday, August 27, 2009 11:45 AM
CorKey wrote:

Well there's not to much room with the abs unit in there, and we cant pull the fork assembly because it will hit the firewall. Right now its on hold. We just cant figure out how to get in there to remove the pin out. Also were not sure where to go for the pin, unless a dealer will have one. But I will say its a bitch trying to disassemble the assembly in the car.


Any sort of hardware store, or something like Fastenal should have a roll-pin.





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Re: Broken pin in shift fork thingy.
Thursday, August 27, 2009 5:57 PM
the problem is not the pin it is the removal, and once you have it out you NEVER want to do it again that's why i used a bolt


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Re: Broken pin in shift fork thingy.
Friday, December 02, 2011 9:42 PM
This just happened to me tonight, mine is with the getrag f23 and my shifter would act like it was in neutral at all times, took a look at it and noticed the rod that runs to the inside of the transaxle was not spinning how it was suppose to so figured the roll pin was broke, got it pushed into third gear and drove her on home and hopefully fixing in the morning!



Re: Broken pin in shift fork thingy.
Monday, December 05, 2011 3:43 AM
My buddy just broke his on his 05 cav this summer. We just replaced the trans. Since his second gear syncro was going.








Re: Broken pin in shift fork thingy.
Monday, December 05, 2011 6:13 AM
Replacing the pin is not bad, even in the car. It is better to replace it before it breaks, because it allows you to select the position of the shifter.

I need to check mine.



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Re: Broken pin in shift fork thingy.
Thursday, December 08, 2011 5:47 PM
ugh mine needs replaced before im in the same boat...

nova john, have any pictures of your method?



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Re: Broken pin in shift fork thingy.
Thursday, December 15, 2011 10:00 PM
This just happened tonight. Luckily, my smallest extractor bit worked as a quick fix to get home. (I always have tools in the car) I didn't even know that there was a double rolled pin in there.





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Re: Broken pin in shift fork thingy.
Sunday, February 19, 2017 6:27 PM
I could use some help on this. I'm trying to avoid taking off the transaxle too. I've got brake stuff off, cables off, but can't get the pieces of roll pin out enough to take off the horizontal shift level thing. Can I remove the whole assembly or is that more trouble than its worth? If I do that am I going to lose a detent or something, and rebuild the transaxle?
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