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Just bought a JBR short shift arm to replace my shift plate. I soak with penetrating oil and hammer it with a 3lb sledge for an hour but it looks like didn't move at all. Any idea how to get the pin? Should I drill it out in this case?
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Update:

Just another try this morning with the originally supplied pin (I'm using my own punch pin set before), and finally got the job done!

I also sprayed and soaked with PB blaster whole night and I think that helps a lot.

Thank you guys for all the support and I'll test out how it feels tonight.
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It took me awhile, small hammer, lots of tapping and patience. It came out. I used the bolt they supplied.
 

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You don’t want to drill it out since it’s reused with new arm I believe. You could probably rig up a wiper arm puller tool to get it out.
It is not reused. They supply a bolt to use to tap it out, and another with a nut to install on the new shift arm.
 

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I don't remember my pin being that difficult to remove. I think I used a large 2-3 lb hammer turned sideways. And a large pin punch.

It also looks like you have some oil residue with some collected dirt. May want to check if you need to reseal the shift tower.
 

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I used this on mine and had it out in about 5 seconds. My mother in law bought me one of these years ago when I was building a house for her and it's been useful for a lot of projects.

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modify and use a big C Clamp and push it out
 

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suggestion from @Biznatch on RS forum:

A c-clamp with a rod on 1 side to push the pin out, and a long socket on the other side for the pint to go in. Should slide right out.
 
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It comes right out you just got to pull the headlight housing so you have more room and use a long Punch or a punch in a socket on the end of an extension if you need to get a better angle you have someone in the car and shift it to rotate the shaft. I struggled with mine for about an hour and then I did it that way and it was like three taps. I think because it was so long I held everything in line and held to punch on the PIN while my brother tapped to the end with a hammer.
 

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Congrats on getting it swapped. Fwiw, I'm running mine at 20% and it feels great. 40% was just WAY too much for my tastes.
 
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