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Old 10-27-2017, 09:22 PM
Retroboy1989 Retroboy1989 is offline
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Default Shifter Pin Problem

All, it has been some time since I have been a Ranger owner and it is good to be back. My problem is fairly simple:

I replaced my shifter bushings with this kit: https://www.allstategear.com/M50D-Ra...K-p/m50-sk.htm. I had done exactly the same thing to my last ranger with zero issues. This time, however, I noticed the shifter feeling loose within a few months. After driving it for a few weeks it finally dawned on me what I was feeling. The pins I installed from the kit are backing out! I climbed under the truck and sure enough, the pins have backed out a noticable amount and I could see where fluid had seeped past them. Has anyone ever experienced this? Obviously I can drive the pins back in, but I am sure they will wander back out. Thoughts?
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:22 AM
Retroboy1989 Retroboy1989 is offline
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Default Re: Shifter Pin Problem

Update:

I did some reading online. Sounds like this is a pretty common issue with aftermarket kits. Nobody seems to have a good fix.

In swung by the dealer, the pins are not available by themselves. They only come with the top cover - $200.

I also found a picture online to illustrate the issue I am having.
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:51 AM
ricknasty ricknasty is offline
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Default Re: Shifter Pin Problem

Peen the pins with a chisel and drive them back in. Should hold
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