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@NTony    Posted 04-26-2022 at 10:21:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • replace shifter pin, 2N
  • Hi Guys, It's been awhile since I have been on here. Sometimes, life gets in the way.
    My 2N has broken (I assume) the shifter pin. Is there a way to replace this pin without pulling the steering column first? I thinking no, but it never hurts to ask first.
    Thanks, Tony

    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 04-27-2022 at 17:58:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: replace shifter pin, 2N
  • One thing that may be in your favor is the top cover on the 2N should be made from cast steel, whereas the 1939 and 40 9N's were cast aluminum and did wear easily in the socket. If the socket is in reasonable shape it should support the shift lever and the pin might be reasonably free and not supporting the lever at the bottom of the slot.

    If that is the case you might consider drilling a pin size hole on the opposite side of the slot that you can use a punch through to drive out the remains of the old pin and install a new one by driving it in place on the slot side. Just a suggestion. If it works you can then fill the drilled hole with JB Weld to prevent any leaks there.

    2NTony    Posted 05-01-2022 at 10:53:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: replace shifter pin, 2N
  • Well, I finally took my shifter boot off to get a look. I was wrong, it wasn't my shifter pin. About 25% of the collar that holds the shifter lever was broken off and missing. I have already ordered a new (used) cover and have resigned myself to a day of wrench pulling. At least we can still work on these old gals without a computer diagnostic program. Thanks, Tony

    John in Mich    Posted 04-26-2022 at 16:02:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: replace shifter pin, 2N
  • You MIGHT be able to remove the boot and lift the lever enough to get the old pin out and replace it. There is a strong spring under the cover that you will be working against.
    The steering column is bolted to the transmission cover. It is likely that the trans cover shift lever "socket" is badly worn as well as the pin. Also, very possible that the bottom of the lever is worn from being rubbed by the gears.
    My experience with my '40 9N was quite a lesson.

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