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Hello All,

It seems my shift knob is gradually developing a rattle/buzz/vibration noise.

Looking to see if anyone has the same issue and what could be the fix for it.

There are no transmission / engine problem, runs great.

Any advice appreciated!


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There are 4 linkage screws directly under the boot, all appeared to be tight, 2 of them are hard to get to..

I popped off the knob cap and tightened the 2 small screws inside and put a little 3m anti-squeak tape

on the 3 plastic prongs on the cap and snapped it back on.

Still have a slight rattle noise, seems to be when in 3rd gear and a certain rpm.  I think it's just that the shift linkage is

loosening up due to normal use, guess I'll ignore it.  I do remember seeing a piece somewhere about

shimming the shift assembly but it would have to be pretty noisy for me to go to that effort.

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All the (factory) knobs I have seen for 6 speeds are one of two types.

One type is just push on and off. It has a sleeve that gets worn.


The other type has a single hex setscrew at the base of the knob to hold it tight on the flat of the shifter. This often can come loose and I usually put a little Loctite on the setscrew to keep it from vibrating loose again.

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