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1996 silverado... don't know name of bolt i need for gear shift

I recently bought a silverado from a dealership as is and it needs work.. I realized that they had the gear shift held together with a pair of vice grips yesterday when I tried to shift gears and well they fell off(the vice grips) I looked under the hood where the rod is supposed to be held on a bar with a bolt... i dont know what bolt this is? have no idea what i need to buy. i have a pic i can send if you need reference, email is please help me out!!! thanks!

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    The mechanic said a keeper bolt... what is that? no one seems to know?

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This is most likey just a small clever pin about 1/4"or 5/16". It most likely has a hole in it for a cotter pin. Just go to the dealer and tell them what you need; once you see it you may refuse it if too expensive and just use a bolt with a locking nut.

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