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What holds the shift pedal onto the shift shaft?

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A 6mm thread by 22mm length flange bolt available at any hardware store. When the engine lever is in the correct position the bolt is tightened to compress the lever on the shift shaft. Now if you are talking about the foot shift lever, that is held on by a thin washer and an external snap ring.

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I just rebuilt my 97 s10 getrag nv1500 trans. the shifting pattern is off and i have no rev or 5th gears.

On reviewing the manual, there are two cautions regarding installing the shift shaft that may be the source of your problem. One, the shaft must be installed with the detents at the front end of the shaft facing upwards. These detents are what the ball/spring seat into when the shaft moves forward/aft (like into 1st/2nd gear). The shaft can be installed 180 degrees out, but you would not feel the shifter 'lock' into gear.
The second caution seems more probable. When inserting the roll pin holding the shift shaft lever and bushing onto the shift shaft, the roll pin must be driven down flush with the surface of the shift shaft lever. If not driven flush, it can bind on or interfere with the movement of the bushing, possibly preventing the lever from being able to engage all of the three shift forks (3/4, 1/2, 5/rev). There are two roll pins used with the shift shaft. The shorter one (7/8") is used to secure the shift shaft lever/bushing and the longer one (1 1/4") to secure the shift socket in the rear.
Unfortunately, confirmation will require removal and partial disassembly (removal of the front case) to confirm.

Sep 14, 2016 | Chevrolet S 10 Cars & Trucks




Check that its not just the gear pedal either stuck on its pivot shaft due to corrosion, & that it is not just spinning round on the gear change shaft
If stuck in gear, try rocking the bike back & forward while moving the pedal up & down
If not then its probably the gear selector mechanism - hopefully on the accessible part.
If the gearbox only shifts 1 way then its probably just a broken / dislodged spring on the claw mechanism.

Remove the right-hand engine cover & check that the shift shaft operates the claw (which turns the gear selector drum) & that all springs etc are OK.
Otherwise its on the internal part of the selector mechanism either the shift drum is stuck or more likely the shift forks are worn or broken. Either way it will require a full engine strip

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on May 12, 2010 | Motorcycles

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Shift arm sliding

Well, beings as you didn\'t give a YEAR/MAKE/MODEL (they DO vary!), I can only give you a generalization.

MOST shifters have a slit at the bore that slips onto the shaft, and a bolt (or nut and bolt) tightens through a perpendicular hole that squeezes the bore tighter around the shaft.

Jan 05, 2014 | Motorcycles

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I have a YZ85 2 stroke. Although the gear shift pedal clicks into place, it doesnt engage?

Hi you may have a broken output shaft, burned out clutch plates or dissengauged,the output shaft holding drive sprocket backed off.

Oct 13, 2012 | Motorcycles

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Harley davidson shift linkage adjustment

So, I take it you want to adjust the shift linkage and not the height of the foot pedal.

To adjust the shift linkage and not the height of the foot pedal the shifter arm should be tight on the shifter shaft that goes into the transmission behind the primary inner case. The Shifter arm should be positioned with the top end just rear ward of the top transmission cover bolt, positioned there by its placement/orientation on the shifter shaft which is itself positioned by the shifter pawl and spring inside the transmission itself. With all of these components in place as they should be the shift linkage runs from the top of the shifter arm to the front of the bike and the shifter pedal shaft arm. To adjust the length of this shifter rod you will either loosen the lock nut and remove the bolt/threaded shaft on one end of the shifter rod and then loosen the locking nut on the rod at one end (or both ends) of the rod and turn it to lengthen or shorten (increase or decrease) the rod length on one or both ends of the linkage rod until you get it where it just fits into the shifter arm hole(s) again with the pedal sitting where you want it be, re-install all hardware and tighten all hardware etc. If you want the pedal height above a floorboard or if you otherwise just want to adjust the pedal height/position you would not adjust the shifter rod linkage but would loosen and remove the pedal arm and re-position it where you want it and then re-install it and tighten its hardware again etc. Of course you could adjust the pedal height in a small increment by adjusting the shifter linkage if the placement on the pedal rod serrations does not align the pedal close enough to the precise location you want it to be at.

Sep 29, 2012 | 2009 Harley Davidson FXD Dyna Super Glide

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Shift pedal snapped off when bike fell off kick stand. the shaft has a clean break.

If you are saying the shift shaft going into the case has broken just outside the casing, you would be best to replace it as opposed to having it welded. If you refer to the pedal mount shaft then you could possibly weld it then grind and file for a better appearance. A new shaft would cost about $41.00. My concern is whether or not a shift fork has been bent when the bike fell. If a fork is bent the shifting will be stiff, sometimes to the point the pedal is rock hard and just plain will not shift at all. Or it may shift up but not down or vice-versa. A bent shift fork is a VERY expensive repair and not one I would recommend to the home mechanic. The entire engine has to be torn down. Please rate my answer. Thanks. tombones49_162.gif

Jun 06, 2011 | 1996 kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Classic

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Rebuilt bottom end, all gears going in fine and shift pedal moving nicely, put clutch in and still ok. put back in frame and had to remove shift pedal .now i cant select any gear as will only move a small...

The shift lever has a return spring that pulls the actuator back up. If the gear on the shift shaft has slipped out of position with the gear from the shift drum actuator (the gears are in the wrong position) or the spring has become unhooked) you get the no shift condition. Your problem is probably being caused by a missing spacer or the parts were put back in incorrectly (the 10mm movement of the shaft). You will have to take the engine apart and reassemble the shift mechanism correctly so the shaft does not move and the shift actuator gears line up correctly. Use an on line parts service to look up a picture breakdown of the mechanism (you do not say what model you have)so you can figure out what is missing.

Mar 18, 2011 | Honda CR 125 R Motorcycles

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My 1998 Olds Intrigue shifter button sticks when cold, 35 degrees and below. Yes, I do put my foot on the brake. Works ok after car warms up. Dale

Dale-there is a 'staple' that holds the shift handle onto the shaft, it is on the front side of the handle. Use a pick or a small screwdriver of some type to pull that staple out, and use a spray lubricant on the mechanism for the shift lock release on the shaft.

Mar 01, 2011 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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How to adjust clutch pedal on 86 mustang lx

clutch is supposed to be self adjusting. Here are instructions for replacing the adjuster:


See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the battery cable from the negative terminal of the battery.
  2. Remove the steering wheel using a steering wheel puller, Tool T67L-3600-A or equivalent.
  3. Remove the lower dash panel section to the left of the steering column.
  4. Remove the shrouds from the steering column.
  5. Disconnect the brake lamp switch and the master cylinder pushrod from the brake pedal.
  6. Rotate the clutch quadrant forward and unhook the clutch cable from the quadrant. Allow the quadrant to slowly swing rearward.
  7. Remove the bolt holding the brake pedal support bracket lateral brace to the left side of the vehicle.
  8. Disconnect all electrical connectors from the steering column.
  9. Remove the 4 nuts that hold the steering column to the brake pedal support bracket and lower the steering column to the floor.
  10. Remove the 4 booster nuts that hold the brake pedal support bracket to the dash panel.
  11. Remove the bolt that holds the brake pedal support bracket to the underside of the instrument panel, and remove the brake pedal support bracket assembly from the vehicle.
  12. Remove the clutch pedal shaft nut and the clutch pedal, as outlined above.
  13. Slide the self-adjusting mechanism out of the brake pedal support bracket.
  14. Examine the self-adjusting mechanism shaft bushings on either side of the brake pedal support bracket, and replace if worn.

To install:
  1. Lubricate the self-adjusting mechanism shaft with motor oil and install the mechanism into the brake pedal support bracket.
  2. Position the quadrant towards the top of the vehicle. Align the flats on the shaft with the flats in the clutch pedal assembly, and install the retaining nuts. Tighten to 32-50 ft. lbs. (43-67 Nm).
  3. Position the brake pedal support bracket assembly beneath the instrument panel, aligning the four holes with the studs in the dash panel. Install the four nuts loosely.
  4. Install the bolt through the support bracket and into the instrument panel. Tighten to 13-25 ft. lbs. (18-34 Nm).
  5. Tighten the four booster nuts that hold the brake pedal support bracket to the dash panel to 13-25 ft. lbs. (18-34 Nm).
  6. Connect the brake lamp switch and the master cylinder pushrod to the brake pedal.
  7. Attach the clutch cable to the quadrant.
  8. Position the steering column onto the four studs in the support bracket and start the four nuts.
  9. Connect the steering column electrical connectors.
  10. Install the steering column shrouds.
  11. Install the brake pedal support lateral brace.
  12. Tighten the steering column attaching nuts to 20-37 ft. lbs. (27-50 Nm).
  13. Install the lower dash panel section.
  14. Install the steering wheel.
  15. Connect the battery cable to the negative terminal on the battery.
  16. Check the steering column for proper operation.
  17. Depress the clutch pedal several times to adjust the cable.
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Sep 24, 2010 | Ford Mustang Cars & Trucks

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Foot gear pedal moves but bike wont go into gear. pedal is reaaly lose and ideas? the pedal got caught on a gate an was ripped down which has caused the problem. pedal feels like it has been stripped on...

Wish I could see the bike but the following may help. Remove the shift pedal and look at the mounting hole. It should have groves in it which align with groves on the outside on the shifting shaft. If the groves on the shaft and / or the pedal are messed up, ( stripped ), then you need to decide what repair will work. Try re-mounting the pedal on the shaft and see if tightening the mount bolt extra tight will work. If not, you could pin the shift lever to the shaft. I don't know what bike this is but you probably have more serious problems than just a stripped shift lever or stripped shaft.......

...... A shift drum pin may have been sheared. The shift lever return spring and / or shift lever drum spring may have been broken or knocked out of place. The shift lever positioning C ring may have broken allowing the shift shaft to be out of place and not catching the shift pins. These are relatively minor problems to fix but the likelyhood is that you now have a bent shift fork......

...... A bent shift fork requires the engine be removed and torn down to about 75 pieces then reassembled with new shift fork(s). I have done this repair many times as a bike shop mechanic. Some special tools are needed and a good bit of knowhow. This is not a repair for the beginner. How about you take the bike to a dealer and ask them to just glance at the shifter and see what they think. It won't cost you to just ask for their ideas on the problem. Please post how you come out on this. I am curious what you find.

Mar 11, 2009 | 2005 Suzuki TF 125 Mud Bug

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