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Old 09-09-2012, 11:25 AM   #161
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Hey, thought I would throw this in here as a warning to others.

This is NOT a bash against the unit itself, just a warning about installing it. This only applies to those with the Tri-Ax shifter.

I was driving home yesterday and when I went to shift into third, the shifter came apart from the forward gear selection linkage. Nothing was, broken fortunately, but somehow the "knob" that screws into the Tri-Ax came unscrewed enough for it to have been pulled out by the linkage.

Now I know I tightened that thing down pretty well (for fear of that situation actually) and it still managed to come off. So I'd recommend for everyone to check on theirs when they get time and maybe add some sort of adhesive (nothing too strong of course!) if they see any signs of loosening.

I sure don't want to be stuck fiddling with my shifter again while tornado sirens are going off and it's pooring rain (true story!).
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I used lock title on the set pins, this happen to me about a year ago.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:13 AM   #163
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I used lock title on the set pins, this happen to me about a year ago.
Haha, I was actually going to ask if anyone had this to them before, but forgot to put it in the post.

Same here with the Loctite (used Blue).
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:48 AM   #164
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Hey, thought I would throw this in here as a warning to others.

This is NOT a bash against the unit itself, just a warning about installing it. This only applies to those with the Tri-Ax shifter.

I was driving home yesterday and when I went to shift into third, the shifter came apart from the forward gear selection linkage. Nothing was, broken fortunately, but somehow the "knob" that screws into the Tri-Ax came unscrewed enough for it to have been pulled out by the linkage.

Now I know I tightened that thing down pretty well (for fear of that situation actually) and it still managed to come off. So I'd recommend for everyone to check on theirs when they get time and maybe add some sort of adhesive (nothing too strong of course!) if they see any signs of loosening.

I sure don't want to be stuck fiddling with my shifter again while tornado sirens are going off and it's pooring rain (true story!).
Are you referring to the dowel pin in the side of the shifter arm?
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:10 PM   #165
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I'm curious as to which part as well...? BWill???
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I'm thinking he means the ball stud the linkage connects to.
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I used lock-tite where recommended and have not had a problem to date.
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I'm thinking he means the ball stud the linkage connects to.
Bingo.

Just added some blue loctite to the threads and that should eliminate future issues.
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Bingo.

Just added some blue loctite to the threads and that should eliminate future issues.
I've passed your comments along to manufacturing/engineering as a possible instructions revision. Thanks for the feedback and sorry about the inconvenience.
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I've passed your comments along to manufacturing/engineering as a possible instructions revision. Thanks for the feedback and sorry about the inconvenience.
No problem, thought I'd throw it out there for anyone else as a precautionary tale.

It's not even a big issue if it happens to anyone else. Just a quick reconnect.

Unless that ball-stud falls deep down below the shifter I guess... then you might have some issues haha!
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