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Old 07-18-2016, 12:56 PM
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No go, on the ATF supplied pins. They sent me two of different sizes, but both are too large to insert into the cable end hole. So, I'm back to my, hopefully, temporary fix. ATF said they will refund my purchase, and even emailed me repair instructions. Perhaps they may still have the correct pin. Otherwise, I will wait until I get a new cable, and then consider applying your tips concerning the tension/shear elements.First, I have to replace my driver's side rear view mirror due to distortion/discoloration issue. Trying to determine if I can use the heated mirror replacement from Rock Auto, although my power mirror does not have that feature. Any idea on that?
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:41 PM
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Default Fixed with a bolt

Like others, I had my shift cable disconnect from the pin on the linkage, mainly due to the pin rusting out. I ground down the pin end, punched it out, drilled the hole a bit larger, tapped it (threaded) and put in a stainless 1/4" bolt (about an inch long) into the hole. Tightened the bolt, with some loctite, replaced the lever, and then slid the linkage end back on, added a washer, and two nuts tightened against each other. Seems to work fine and a lot cheaper than the other solutions I've found. This linkage was obviously poorly engineered. There are far better ways to make this linkage work and last than the way it was done at the factory. Shame on GM! Not a difficult fix, but still a pain in the butt when you have to crawl under the vehicle in sub zero weather. Shearing shouldn't be an issue, as this bolt is heavier than the original pin and because I used stainless, it shouldn't rust in my lifetime.
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