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Old 02-11-2012, 09:10 PM   #1
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Lost a shifter clip!!!

I was installing my short shifter today and manage to lose one of the clips that hold the rod running through the transmission to the stick shift. GM apparently doesn't even stock these or something. I went to the dealer and no luck. Does anyone know where I can find spare ones? I'm afraid to drive the car with only one clip! Please help!!!
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:12 PM   #2
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That sucks! Good luck.


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Old 02-11-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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I wouldn't drive it with one clip. Maybe put a bolt in place of the pin until you find the clip. Try Patrick at Gmpartshouse. He has found some hard to find things for me.
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:28 PM   #4
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Yeah I checked GM partshouse but they don't have much selection as far as transmission part goes.
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I wouldn't drive it with one clip. Maybe put a bolt in place of the pin until you find the clip. Try Patrick at Gmpartshouse. He has found some hard to find things for me.

Good idea, I'll try that if I can't get it. Would it be ok to drive with the bolt for a while until I find a clip?
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I wouldn't drive it with one clip. Maybe put a bolt in place of the pin until you find the clip. Try Patrick at Gmpartshouse. He has found some hard to find things for me.
Take the chassis brace off, take off the two nuts holding on the heat shield..The clip you seek is on top of the heat shield somewhere!!!!!
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:31 PM   #7
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Take the chassis brace off, take off the two nuts holding on the heat shield..The clip you seek is on top of the heat shield somewhere!!!!!


Was it the heat shield behind the brace or the one closer to the engine? I had to take the one behind the brace off as well because I dropped a bolt in there but saw no clip.
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Was it the heat shield behind the brace or the one closer to the engine? I had to take the one behind the brace off as well because I dropped a bolt in there but saw no clip.
Get a magnet on a rod type thing, and poke around with it...it just might turn up..

Don't drive it without both clips...it will jam, you won't be able to shift, and may damage to other parts..
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:36 PM   #9
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Get a magnet on a rod type thing, and poke around with it...it just might turn up..

Don't drive it without both clips...it will jam, you won't be able to shift, and may damage to other parts..

Thanks I will try it again tomorrow when the sun is out. If worse comes to worse I'll go to the hardware store to get a bolt to hold me off. The install was quick and easy until I lost that damn clip. I looked for 2 hours and couldn't find it. I felt all over for it and no dice. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. Thanks!
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Instead of going to a bolt , if you cant get another one gm clip...take your pin and one good clip to the hardware store and get the right sized "c=clip"...
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Was it the heat shield behind the brace or the one closer to the engine? I had to take the one behind the brace off as well because I dropped a bolt in there but saw no clip.

The heat shield that is in the middle of the car, the front heat shield doesn't come off easy and goes under the tranny. The grey chassis brace with 4 bolts( 2 on each side) and the 2 cheap nuts closer to the shifter area. Once loose shake it around and hope it comes out.

If you still can't find it email Patrick, I don't even look anymore just email. Good luck
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You could try blowing it off the top or wherever it is with compressed air. As long as you know about where it is.
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Instead of going to a bolt , if you cant get another one gm clip...take your pin and one good clip to the hardware store and get the right sized "c=clip"...
You mean "E" clip? Or are they the same thing?
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that one you've got pictured...
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that one you've got pictured...

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The heat shield towards the back. The grey chassis brace with 4 bolts( 2 on each side) and the 2 cheap nuts closer to the shifter area. Once loose shake it around and hope it comes out.

If you still can't find it email Patrick, I don't even look anymore just email. Good luck
Do you have Patrick's direct email or can I just message their customer service email address? Yeah I did take that piece off and no dice. I lost a bolt earlier in there so I did have to take it off. Is there anywhere else that it could have gone? When I went to take that one clip off, it shot out but I did not hear it hit the ground. So I know that it has to be somewhere in the car. I felt around everywhere and couldn't locate it. Ugh...this blows. I will email patrick. Thanks!
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You mean "E" clip? Or are they the same thing?

For some reason mine looked different. Functions the same but looked a lot more beefier and was pretty wide. They might have this at my local parts store. Could I use this one as a replacement?
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You could try blowing it off the top or wherever it is with compressed air. As long as you know about where it is.
Try the air like above...or a mirror and a flashlight...air might work but it could also wedge it into some corner somewhere...
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For some reason mine looked different. Functions the same but looked a lot more beefier and was pretty wide. They might have this at my local parts store. Could I use this one as a replacement?
...they basically do the same thing...the gm one is just easier to get on and off.

temporarily...until you get the other one...but, yeah, the wider the better...just make sure it snaps in correctly..
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...they basically do the same thing...the gm one is just easier to get on and off.


I will try that tomorrow then.

Thanks everyone for the help and I'll post up the results tomorrow!

Not sure if I can get any good sleep tonight...especially this car is my daily driver. I don't know what it is...but murphys ALWAYS follows me around.
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For some reason mine looked different. Functions the same but looked a lot more beefier and was pretty wide. They might have this at my local parts store. Could I use this one as a replacement?
The one in the pic is not the one that comes with the car. That is more or less the same thing but the GM is bigger and beefier like you said. I'll get his email.
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I will try that tomorrow then.

Thanks everyone for the help and I'll post up the results tomorrow!

Not sure if I can get any good sleep tonight...especially this car is my daily driver. I don't know what it is...but murphys ALWAYS follows me around.

That's why I don't' have friends named Murphy lol. Mine is my dd too. It has to be under the car, most likely on top of the heat shield.
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Here is the email. I'm sure he will answer tonight lol

patrick@gmpartshouse.com
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It might even be something you could find at an automotive supply shop or the parts counter at a dealership...or even a transmission shop,,,(the gm type one, I mean)
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That's why I don't' have friends named Murphy lol. Mine is my dd too. It has to be under the car, most likely on top of the heat shield.


Hahah not by choice! He just takes a liking to me.


Yeah, I'll try and take the other heatshields off and see if it's lodged in there. Going to be a long day tomorrow...will start early knowing how things always tend to go wrong.

Thanks for the email. I will email him now.
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