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soft top conver Shear pin replacement
Posted by kw27 [Email] (more from kw27) on Sun, 1 Sep 2019 14:09:41
Hello all. For the common problem where the tapered shear pin needs to be replaced, has anyone found an easier way to get the old pin out without removing or disconnecting the hydraulic assembly as specified here: https://www.genuinesaab.com/psi/files/cv+shearpin.pdf? That seems to be a lot of work. I know people have drilled it out and replacing it with a non-sear pin, but there is risk of breaking other things that way. It has been a while since this was discussed on the forum, so I thought i would ask.
Note that the shear pin I am referring to is on page 3 of the above mentioned PDF.
Can someone clarify the following...
How can I tell what direction the pin needs to be tapped out?
Does the shear pin go through both sides of the universal joint or does the pin hang out on only one side? On mine the, with the soft top cover closed, the hole runs front to back of the car and towards the back the pin stops at the inner rod, while towards the front of the car the pin is flush with the outer U-joint (engaged if not broken). If it only hangs out 1 side, is that side the side you pin would come out?
Can the pin be tapped out while in the car? Obviously one has to be careful to make sure the rod and universal joint are aligned, but is the pin in tight enough that one risks bending things to get it out, or is more of problem trying to alignment of the rod and universal joint while everything is in place or is the issue just access to tapping out the pin?
If it has to tapped towards the back it gets more difficult because of access. Have others tried other options of removing it? The first thoughts that comes to mind is something similar to a bicycle chain link breaker tool or a steering wheel remover tool. What about taking off the trunk and maneuvering the soft top up?
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