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Old 01-01-2008, 11:30 PM   #1
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Thank you again to all the members that responded regarding my previous issue that was indeed a bad diff pin on my 97 SC2. I just installed a junk yard tranny (5 spd manual) and have put about 200 miles on it before losing second, fourth, and reverse. I have checked the linkage and cables and the shifter is moving the levers on the shift tower in all gears. The clutch feels good, and the shifter has no resistance at all going into second, fourth, or reverse. Ideas?
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:22 AM   #2
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Are the housings of both cables clipped to their proper moorings on the tranny case?
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:36 AM   #3
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I believe they are. It's not real easy to tell with the battery and tray still installed. I plan on pulling the battery and tray to get a closer look. I observed both levers moving as my wife ran the shifter through all the gears.
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:42 PM   #4
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I found that one of the clips had fallen off and laying on the cradle. What a relief! The clip is back on and all is good. Thanks!!!
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:44 AM   #5
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We must share a guardian angel. Same thing happened to me, and I was able to retrieve the clip before it flew off into oblivion. [Need smiley wiping his brow and saying "whew" here]
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:27 PM   #6
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Well our guardian Angel visited me again today. I lost the clip again about a mile from my house. I ended up finding it laying on the street!

I don't understand why the clip keeps falling off. Any suggestions on how to keep it on? I'm thinking about JB Weld but then it would be permanent, and if the tranny ever needed to come out again (hopefully never again) it would ruin the cable. Perhaps some RTV? I can't afford to lose it 25 miles from home where I work. Luckily both incidents have occured within 1 mile of my house.
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:15 PM   #7
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Well our guardian Angel visited me again today. I lost the clip again about a mile from my house. I ended up finding it laying on the street!

I don't understand why the clip keeps falling off. Any suggestions on how to keep it on? I'm thinking about JB Weld but then it would be permanent, and if the tranny ever needed to come out again (hopefully never again) it would ruin the cable. Perhaps some RTV? I can't afford to lose it 25 miles from home where I work. Luckily both incidents have occured within 1 mile of my house.
i found that a simple R shaped pin worked well
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Is it the clip that clips to the top of the cable or the U-shaped clip? I had trouble with the U shaped one, but with some force and pounding got it on...
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It is the U shaped clip. A R shaped clip is a great idea! I just got back in from putting it back together, and I used a little RTV in the hopes it will stay together.
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That clip is a sort of "spring" steel, and the spring tension should hold it in place. You might find a way to zip-tie it around the boss cast into the tranny case. Along with this clip, at another time, I once lost (never recovered) one of the little clips that fastens the end of the cable _core_ to the shift tower linkage. I found a way to put a zip-tie in above the clip, which I hope will keep it from popping off again. Haven't thought to do the same with the big clips, but now you've got me thinking.....
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:20 PM   #11
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Thanks for the idea! I ended up bending the top of the clip slightly, and used a strong zip tie. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it holds this time.

I also bought a spare clip just in case.
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