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Old 03-31-2006, 02:21 AM   #1
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Angry Strippe the shift knob

Ok, i just got CFM's new adjustable short shifter and while trying to take off the shift knob from my current shifter, I stripped and chunked the two flat spots to take it off. So now I'm stuck. I can't get the knob off and I don't know what to do.

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You're screwed. Better total the car.

Vise grips? Try putting a rubber glove or towel, or something somewhat compressible over it and locking down on it with vise grips or a monkey wrench. If you have an oil filter wrench, that might work too.
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Sounds like the time for a good MOMO knob! (why does that sound dirty? Waaay too early in the morning!)
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Old 03-31-2006, 10:38 AM   #4
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takt the stick out then try to get it off?
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Take a piece of rubber like a serpentine belt, and you can use it like a makeshift wrench. It will take that knob off and wont hurt the leather. Ive done this s couple times because of the locktite on these damn things, lol
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Well, got the knob off, but not before disecting it. So now I need a new shift knob.
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Everthing is in now. It looks better that before.
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The best way that I have found to get them off is to use a strap-type oil filter wrench. It gets the job done with zero damage to the shift knob.
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craftsmen makes a wrench like that. it has a rubber belt at the end for jobs just like these! got pics of that new shifter????? how do you like it?
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I'll get pics of the new shifter later. It's very solid and amazingly stable.
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