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Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by hondababy, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. hondababy

    hondababy New Member

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    I have a loose linkage on my 95 civic. I am currently replacing the rack and pinion. When I was seeing how to remove the linkage fron the transmission, the linkage slid out with little effort and not removing anything. A shaft with a raised line down it is coming out of the tranny. How bad is this and how do I fix it? Please help!
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    This is called the 'bitch pin' because its a bitch to get out. its just tapped in place with like a screw driver and hammer.
     
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    hondababy New Member

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    O I c. It is a bitch. I went n bought the 8mm punch it only seems to get stuck (since its tappered) I dont have much room tho. Elivate the car n keep hammering?
     
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    I used a 4mm, screw driver n hammer but I can c that it is misshapened. I had it removed b4 by someone else didnt use new pin. Keep hammering? Thank u for ur response. Atleast I know im doing right.
     
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    perty much, i finally got tired of dealing with them and made my own tool with an air hammer,10 seconds tops.lol
     
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    if you need to get the old pin out drill it and when you want to put it back together find a small skinny bolt and nut and slid it int the hole this is what we do everytime!!
     
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    yeah cuz fuck doing it the right way :disgust1:
     
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    REMOVING STUBBORN ROLL PINS WITH A TOOL THAT YOU CAN BUILD YOURSELF - YouTube

    The pin type is a Roll Pin or Rolled Pin. Above link is an example of a removal tool. larger than you need, but a good example.

    I made up one using a standard U-Bolt and a piece of flat stock with three holes in it. The two outboard holes for the U-bolt and the center hole threaded for a 1/4" bolt that is ground down to fit the pin. The amount of impact force it takes to remove them was a concern to me. The concern that it could hog out the hole in the aluminum transmission case. The U-Bolt was 3/8" or so and drilled at the apex so the pin can travel through it.

    If I could find the tool, I would post you a picture of it.
     
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    I found a power steering bracket mount bolt works mint. the one with the rounded point tip.
     
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    Thank you for the quick reply. I feel dumb yet educated lol. I used a shaft to a broken lock. Where theres a will theres a way :) thanx again
     
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    The first time I pulled the one in my '91 hatcback was when I pulled the D16A6 out for the swap. Hammered on it for a while, then figured it would hog out the hole in the tranny, so I dropped the linkage at the shifter and pulled the engine/tranny with the linkage hanging from the tranny. Then removed it by driving it from the top down with a block of wood under it supporting it and absorbing the impact shock from the tranny case.

    Then, came the tool.
     
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    Holy Christ.. please don't drill it and replace it with a bolt/nut it will ALWAYS have more play than before.

    I tried using a metric punch pin also but what worked for me was a regular old Honda bolt. Yes, hitting a bolt with a hammer to drive the pin out. I think it's an 8mm bolt, one with a tapered head.
     
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    first time i ever did a swap, i did what dual stated above, just pulled it out with the drive train lol. then i got tired of hammering, and drilled out the old pin and replaced with new. screw trying to hammer those bastards out. i had to remove the shifter out of my subaru a little while back. it had two fucking pins in it. one pin inside of the other. no room to drill (yay awd trans) and zero room to make a press of sorts. had to have a buddy sit in the car and hold the shifter to one side to even get the pin at an accessible angle. otherwise the driveshaft and exhaust were in the way.
     
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    It seriously took me two minutes to take it out with a hammer and bolt.

    But at least you didn't replace it with a nut and bolt; the previous owner of mine did that and I could move the shifter an inch and a half left and right without the tranny actually moving from neutral. I was against the consul and could barely shift into 5th or reverse, it was horrid. I put a factory pin in it and the tranny has NO play without tension.
     
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