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Any of you ever changed this before (item 2 below) in a 91 5 spd? Is it just a matter of disconnecting the shift rod and working the boot out, then sliding the new one it? I've looked through the FSM but can't really find anything specific on it, so any insight would greatly be appreciated.

 

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It's just that simple... in theory. :) In reality, it's a *little* more involved: you have to remove the "bitch pin" on the shift rod first to remove the shift linkage, and then you have to figure out a way to keep that rubber boot out of the way while you try to get the pin back in. It's not really hard to do, but it usually takes more than 5 minutes... :)

For the bitch pin, a Craftsman 1/4" roll-pin punch (it's cylindrical in cross-section and flat on the end, with no point on it to spread the roll-pin when you hit it) does the job perfectly. Some will say it's too big, and you need a 7mm or 8mm punch, but I've been using the 1/4" for years without a problem. It's good enough that I rarely refer to the roll pin as the "bitch pin" any more.

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I've had the best luck with a 5/16" punch (that's almost 8mm in diameter). Make sure you coat the pin with some anti-seize compound before you pound it back in. It makes removal a *lot* easier the next time.
 

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"more than 5 minutes" jeez... it took me half an hour with the "right punch"... i nearly pounded the crap out of my poor hand, cuz i have bad aim sometimes... that pin was seized in there on my old CRX. good luck to you, man. hope you have a better time of it than i did
 

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Thanks for the replies guys. Luckily I've got my set of roll pin punches and recently removed it when I did the swap so the bitch pin hopefully won't give me to much trouble.

But after having a difficult time getting the left side axle seal to stop leaking, (thanks Mike for the tip on the correct seal!!) now this seal started dripping.
 

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NCRXSi said:
Thanks for the replies guys. Luckily I've got my set of roll pin punches and recently removed it when I did the swap so the bitch pin hopefully won't give me to much trouble.

But after having a difficult time getting the left side axle seal to stop leaking, (thanks Mike for the tip on the correct seal!!) now this seal started dripping.
well if you know for sure that the new leak is coming from the shift arm. that #2 on that diagram wont help you...that #2 looks like just the boot. the boot wont stop the leak.. there should be a seal in there to keep the fluid in. i have never sean one of those leak before.

im not sure which way that seal comes out either . but i am just about to rip a d tranny apart ill take a look at it...

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Yeah, let me know what you find when you tear yours down. I'd definitely appreciate it.
 

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after taking a look at it the seal that you need should come iwth that boot #2 in that image. its pretty simple to change.. take out the bitch pin. take the boot off. and then there is a lip that the boot hooked to. that is the seal just tap it out with a screw driver and put the new one in.

its pretty strait forward..

scarponze
 
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