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Old 01-29-2006, 09:27 PM   #1
 
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SVT Shifter knob question

Do the shifter knobs on our SVT's just unscrew like a regular knob?? Also, does anyone know what thread they are?? Same as mustangs???...Thanks


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Old 01-29-2006, 09:42 PM   #2
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You'll most likely need a 17mm wrench to get the knob off of the shifter. All you have to do is pop off the lower plastic ring that clips into the transmission tunnel/console piece in the interior. Just be gentle pushing in the base of the boot to slip it off.

As far as the thread patterns being the same, I do not know for certain.
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I'm pretty sure the thread is not the same as Mustangs.
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use some strength too, i found threadlock on mine, from factory.
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And don't use a screwdriver to remove the boot, or else you get a nice hole like I did in mine. I believe my friends words were: "like a warm knife through butter". lol.
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ooooh, not good......I thought my knob felt pretty tight, thread locker would explain it......
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I just bought a new knob for my STS when I installed it. Original knob simply would not come off.
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i didnt know about the 17mm trick untill after i screwed my knob up, heh. one of these days ill look into a new one. i just got teeth marks from where my visegrips bit through the leather glove. i got pissed off so i resorted to the visegrips. i guess thread lock would explain it
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Thread lock? Mine didn't have any sort of thread lock on the shifter. It was nice and clean, but it was always tight.

Here's something I tried if any of you are interested. You know those little foam bumpers that you can buy for small furniture items? I took one of them and put it on top of the shifter. After I drove the car hard to go through all the gears, I noticed I was able to get rid of the vibrations that came through the top of this shifter. I'd suggest a slightly stiffer bumper - like rubber or plastic - over the foam in retrospect.
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How to remove the shifter knob:
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