Gearbox pivot arm/bushes

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Gearbox pivot arm/bushes

Post by KevR » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:38 pm

Right then....
About to change the gearbox (1990 TZD), and may as well fit new plastic bushes for the actuating arm at the same time. But I seem to remember trying this before and not being able to work out how to get the actuating arm off the pivot. Specifically getting the retaining threaded pin out. I also seem to remember someone on here telling me how to remove it easily, but not 'til after I'd already refitted the gearbox.... Anyone care to enlighten me in advance this time?!
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Re: Gearbox pivot arm/bushes

Post by citronut » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:43 pm

its not threaded but just an interference fit,

lock grips onto the end and tap/ bash it outwards

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Re: Gearbox pivot arm/bushes

Post by KevR » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:24 pm

Ah! Why's it got a thread on it then?
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Re: Gearbox pivot arm/bushes

Post by Jaba » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:40 pm

KevR wrote:Ah! Why's it got a thread on it then?
Thats so you can use a nut and washer on the pin to draw it out gently.
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Re: Gearbox pivot arm/bushes

Post by KevR » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:17 am

Cunning! I'll give it a go.
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Re: Gearbox pivot arm/bushes

Post by citronut » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:01 pm

Jaba wrote:
KevR wrote:Ah! Why's it got a thread on it then?
Thats so you can use a nut and washer on the pin to draw it out gently.
of course i had forgoten that one, yet another senior moment :roll: #-o :wink:

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Re: Gearbox pivot arm/bushes

Post by KevR » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:38 am

Neither of those worked!
Nut stripped the thread, mole grips just slipped off repeatedly.
I wanted to change the bushes because a: the arm was really stiff, and b: I had some on the shelf. There was no play in trhe bushes.
In the end I spent ten minutes working the lever back and forward and dribbling oil into the bushes and freed it off, so all's well. Otherwise I'd have had to drill the bastard out.
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Re: Gearbox pivot arm/bushes

Post by KevR » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:39 am

Or I could have welded an extra bit on the end and used a slide hammer I suppose. didn't think of that 'til just now!
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Re: Gearbox pivot arm/bushes

Post by citronut » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:04 pm

KevR wrote: mole grips just slipped off repeatedly.
naaah mole grips are crap try some Vise grips like

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Re: Gearbox pivot arm/bushes

Post by KevR » Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:55 pm

These were proper Irwin Vise Grips - albeit small ones. Absolutely no sign that the pin wanted to move at all...
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