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Old 08-18-2008, 08:48 PM   #1
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Steeda short shifter, now shifting pattern is backwards

Help a newbie anyone?

I ordered the Steeda Tri-Ax/F short throw shifter a couple days ago and installed it this afternoon using the detailed instructions and pictures from WD40's sticky DIY (thanks!).

Everything went into place easy until I installed the knob, and realized that when torqued down, the pattern on the knob itself is backwards. I tried loosening it to make it face the right way, but it was way too loose. Tried to torque it another 180, but it wouldn't give.

I decided to leave it backwards for now and decided that this must have happened to somebody else.

Help? Thanks.


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Old 08-18-2008, 09:17 PM   #2
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well the other day, it was really hot and i noticed i could just the numbering all the way around...

i dont know if it is just glued in their or what, but if i were you i would go out their with a hair dryer, heat it up a little bit, and then with your palm just apply a lot of pressure and try to twist it...

i would twist clockwise just incase it is a screw so it tightens instead of loosens*
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:02 PM   #3
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well the other day, it was really hot and i noticed i could just the numbering all the way around...

i dont know if it is just glued in their or what, but if i were you i would go out their with a hair dryer, heat it up a little bit, and then with your palm just apply a lot of pressure and try to twist it...

i would twist clockwise just incase it is a screw so it tightens instead of loosens*
Yes, it is screwed on. I had to unscrew it to remove the old shifter. The other one was screwed on tight, and the pattern was perfectly straight (stock).
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:54 PM   #4
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Anyone? I was thinking about either putting a small washer on top of the shifter, or sticking something inside the knob.
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:09 PM   #5
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well i think the shift pattern will "pop" off like it's held on by glue i think. if you can take that off. tighten down the knob then superglue the pattern back on i think you'd be set.
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Was the shifter itself put in backwards? Just a thought lol
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Only one way to install it.
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I had the same prob. I put a lock washer up in the top and then it was straight. Nice and tight no problems .
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mine is a quater turn off, but i left that way so retards always ask "how do you know what gear your in". I just turn, walk away and enjoy a good laugh.
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Everybody happy with the Steeda/Ford Racing shifter?
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