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Broken Shifter Bolt

Tonight I took the shift lever out of my Zuke and found the broken locator bolt. It was still in the hole in fact I can't seem to get it out. Figure I will wait until the trans is out but was wondering if there was a trick to it? Can you just screw in the new screw and will it push the old one out? I don't want to screw up any threads. Thanks. Jim
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Re: Broken Shifter Bolt

Get a grip on the tip of it with a pair of pliers , and just screw it into the cavity to remove it . It's a lot easier if you remove the four bolts that hold the tower on the trans . Do all of this in nuetral , a lot easier to line things up when you reassemble it . The threads are M8x1.25mm , so it's not a real uncommon bolt size .
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Re: Broken Shifter Bolt

I shoved a paper towel down in the hole to catch the bolt if I dropped it . I got lucky and didnt !
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Re: Broken Shifter Bolt

I used a paper towel too when I was getting my broke piece out [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

Also I made my own shifter bolt using a M8x1.25 x 3/4" long bolt and filed about the last 1/4" of it down till the threads were gone....you will have to file alittle and try it in the slot in the shifter until it fits just right and moves freely but without any slop. Oh,make sure you get atleast a grade 8 or better bolt [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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