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Old 02-10-2013, 03:31 PM   #11
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Does that mean the pin is broken inside?
Yes it does.

Look at the gate, you're not moving the slide that moves the gear. The gate should be easy to figure out. You symptoms are shift tower damage, not clutch, if it was the clutch, you'd be able to feel the shifter going into gear.

Check out my thread that I linked. It might help explain, and show pics. Here's a pic of the gate.

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OH, and yes a clutch can do that, but it's rare. I have seen springs come loose and get stuck in the pressure plate preventing it from engaging. It could've locked it up the other way so that the pedal wouldn't go down. In this case, the pedal was floored. It was obvious that the clutch was the problem.
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awesome man...I'm back in business....off to the hardware store to get a high quality bolt and some red to lock it in forever. Do I simply punch out the 2 pieces of the pin?
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Yes, like I wrote I used a 6mm allen socket screw. A standard hex headed bolt in the right size will not fit. A Phillips screw or flat head screw in metric will work if you can find it. You will not find an SAE size bolt to fit.

I suggest the 6mm x 1.25 x 30mm length with a nylock nut, or blue thread lock and a standard nut. A 4mm allen is required for the 6mm allen socket bolt.

I wouldn't use red if I were you. What happens if it breaks halfway, and you want to remove it later? There won't be space there to cut anything. Blue you can remove, and it will hold in that position.
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roger that....thanks again for your help....
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Yes sir......I'm back on the road. I couldnt get the pin out, so I went to the Ford dealership and spoke to a mechanic I found in the parking lot. I showed him what I had, and he fixed it for me afterhours on his own time by putting a grade 8 bolt in with a high quality nut and thread locker. Charged me $20, I gave him $30. I put it back in and I'm rolling again. Can't thank you enough for the advice. This site has saved my bacon several times now. You're the best....
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