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Old 11-16-2007, 01:09 AM   #1
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The roll pin for my diff pin broke & cracked the trans case (manual) on my '92 SL2. I have another trans but will not put it in until I can secure the diff pin better (seen this happen too many times). What do you guys put in place of the roll pin? (I did a search in Mods forum& could not find anything; Sorry if this has been coverd before or I am in the wrong place..Thanks!)

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Old 11-16-2007, 01:38 AM   #2
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you weld the stock pin in place.

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Old 11-16-2007, 02:13 AM   #3
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I know there's others in the gallery. Searching for something like "weld diff pin" should give you a bunch of old threads.

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Old 11-17-2007, 09:02 AM   #4
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u dont need a whole new tran u can replace the diff and the bell housing from another tran also

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Old 11-18-2007, 11:11 PM   #5
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I know there's others in the gallery. Searching for something like "weld diff pin" should give you a bunch of old threads.
Thanks for the info...does welding the pin have any side effects? Mine broke while backing up...stopped the car like I hit a stump! I guess almost 200,000 miles finally broke the original roll pin. Again thanks for the help....this site is much more mature than over on Cobaltss.net!

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Old 11-19-2007, 05:22 PM   #6
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i just used a paper-clip. seems to work well

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Old 11-19-2007, 05:42 PM   #7
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Is this just a Manual tranny thing or could this happen to an auto....im pretty easy on mine....

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Old 11-17-2007, 12:57 PM   #8
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The roll pin for my diff pin broke & cracked the trans case (manual) on my '92 SL2. I have another trans but will not put it in until I can secure the diff pin better (seen this happen too many times). What do you guys put in place of the roll pin? (I did a search in Mods forum& could not find anything; Sorry if this has been coverd before or I am in the wrong place..Thanks!)
i would think that if the diff pin was welded, you could then remove the roll pin altogether. i've never done that, tho...


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Old 11-17-2007, 03:32 PM   #9
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no sense in removing the roll pin...

weld it!!
and your spider gears can still come flying out of your trans...

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