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Need help getting the shifter knob off!


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Hi, I'm doing the B&M shifter. It's going quite, the new shifter is in and seems to shift fine.

I'm now working on putting the center console back together.

I removed the oem shifter with knob and boot still attached, as I could not find the set screw the directions talks about.

Now that I have it on the work bench, I STILL can't find any set screw. Is it under the alum trim piece? I don't want to damage it, but I'm at a lost as how to get the darn thing off.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

tnx.

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Thanks Loren. I was about to reach that conclusion. But now I know for sure. BTW, it is the shock shifter.

So I clamped it into a vice, and pulled and twisted for all I'm worth, and still can get to it budge. The problem is, at 58, I'm really not very strong anymore.

I put a few down of WD40 to let soak down the shaft for awhile, then I'll get a good pair of gripy gloves, and give it another go here shortly.

I have a mental picture of me flying accross the garage when that darn comes loose.

And, assuming I get it off, I can hardly wait to see the problems I may encounter getting it onto the new B&M shifter.

Oh well, one problem at time.

Thanks again.

Bill

If you have the stock shifter there is no set screw. In that case the shift knob can be removed nt twisting and pulling at the same time. Be careful because sometime when it finally comes off - it is very abrupt.
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Final chapter! Stored up some muscle, and tried it again. No go!

Finally decided to soak the plastic part of the shift knob in very hot water, but only up to the leather boot, as I did not want to stain or water spot the boot.

After 10 minutes, it seemed to transfer quite a bit of the heat into the plastic part of the lower shift knob.

Put it back in the vice, pulled hard, twisted, and finally it came off. Almost fell on my butt when it gave.

While still warm, re-installed it on the new B&M, which was already installed in the car, and it seemed to go on fine. I'm not totally sure it's on all the way or far enough, but I hope so.

Just another day in the life of a car nut. :lol:

Thanks Loren. I was about to reach that conclusion. But now I know for sure. BTW, it is the shock shifter.

So I clamped it into a vice, and pulled and twisted for all I'm worth, and still can get to it budge. The problem is, at 58, I'm really not very strong anymore.

I put a few down of WD40 to let soak down the shaft for awhile, then I'll get a good pair of gripy gloves, and give it another go here shortly.

I have a mental picture of me flying accross the garage when that darn comes loose.

And, assuming I get it off, I can hardly wait to see the problems I may encounter getting it onto the new B&M shifter.

Oh well, one problem at time.

Thanks again.

Bill

If you have the stock shifter there is no set screw. In that case the shift knob can be removed nt twisting and pulling at the same time. Be careful because sometime when it finally comes off - it is very abrupt.

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