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Old 06-23-2018, 01:22 AM   #1
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Default 240 Shifter Pin Removal Tip?

So, the bottom bushing in my shifter blew out completely, and I had to replace all the bushings in the assembly. Fought with the shift pin for ages, tried a bunch of different things trying to get it out but just couldn't make it happen. Even got some plate steel and tried to push it out by remaking what I understand is the Volvo tool to remove it, to no avail.

Decided to try disconnecting the shift rod at the transmission end rather than the shifter end. Was a bit finicky but took maybe 5 minutes and then just removed the entire assembly out of the bottom of the car, then hammered on it outside the car.

To anyone struggling with the shift pin: try just disconnecting the whole shift rod. Saved me a whackload of time and headache. Replaced all the bushings and now feels like new

If there's anything that makes this the wrong way to do things, someone please let me know but it seems so much easier.
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Old 06-23-2018, 03:50 AM   #2
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Did you loosen the set screw?
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Did you loosen the set screw?
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Sure did. Removed it entirely.

Also soaked it in PB Blaster several times.

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Yeah it happens. I had mine do that same thing in the 93 wagon. The pin was corroded into place and wouldn't come out. That is a good way to deal with it so you get full access to removing the pin. Make sure you put some anti seize on it when reinstalling so it never happens again.
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Old 06-23-2018, 01:58 PM   #6
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Yeah it happens. I had mine do that same thing in the 93 wagon. The pin was corroded into place and wouldn't come out. That is a good way to deal with it so you get full access to removing the pin. Make sure you put some anti seize on it when reinstalling so it never happens again.
Very liberally coated with the copper paste. Hopefully that's not one I have to do soon though.
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Old 06-23-2018, 02:18 PM   #7
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I've had good luck using these K-D #2325 battery terminal pliers to pop the pin out when it gets stuck but I'm in Southern California so rust isn't much of an issue.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-K-D...IAAOSw9N5bDzNY

Bummer, it looks like they've been discontinued. Other manufacturers make similar tools though.
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I've had good luck using these K-D #2325 battery terminal pliers to pop the pin out when it gets stuck but I'm in Southern California so rust isn't much of an issue.
Ooooo. Yeah that might have worked. I did try some channel locks on it and managed to get pretty good purchase but it just wasn't enough percussive action I think. Used a sledge to get it out once it was out of the car, so not sure if pliers would have done the trick.

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My 3lb sledge has paid for itself so many times. Good one!
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My 3lb sledge has paid for itself so many times. Good one!
I borrowed a friend's so I'm well in the black!
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