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I can't get the roll pins back in for my new shifter linkage knuckle, my mechanic friend advised me to just put a bolt and lock nut in its place, it seems to have no slop and work fine for now.

But I've been reading that it can be bad for a variety of reasons. What is your opinion on this? Thank you!

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Use a roll pin. They are solid and spring steel so they won't wear out. You'll quickly wear the major diameter of the thread down because it's thin and cause slop.

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^^ this. Bolt will work 4 a while then wear away. Also bolts not made for "shear" applications.

Squeaze pin in with vise grips or tap it in, put it in freezer 4 a while first then work quick once taking it out. Warm the linkage if possible just prior.
 

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^^ this. Bolt will work 4 a while then wear away. Also bolts not made for "shear" applications.

Squeaze pin in with vise grips or tap it in, put it in freezer 4 a while first then work quick once taking it out. Warm the linkage if possible just prior.
I ended up putting a screw with a lock not... Will take your advice and put a roll pin when I get access to lift again.

Could the bolt actually fall out and leave me disconnected while driving?

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Likely not fall out with a lock nut. But it could just snap off at any time and fall out. It depends on how hard you shift, what type material bolt u used, and how many shifts u make as to when it will fail. Its just a gamble...
 

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I ended up putting a screw with a lock not... Will take your advice and put a roll pin when I get access to lift again.

Could the bolt actually fall out and leave me disconnected while driving?

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I hope you at least used a shoulder bolt.

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