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Old 12-25-2007
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how do i get my shift **** off?

do i need to twist really hard or what? i dont want to break anything but it wont screw off with moderate pressure
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The shift ***** are pressed onto the shift arm. The arm is splined at the end.
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pull REALLY REALLY hard.. it will come off and smack you in the face... 100% best time is like in 95+ degree weather when its been sitting outside all day...
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and once you get it off, i recommend replacing it fairily quickly, otherwise it will keep coming off easier and easier each time, like when youre pulling out into traffic and trying to shift quickly.
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and once you get it off, i recommend replacing it fairily quickly, otherwise it will keep coming off easier and easier each time, like when youre pulling out into traffic and trying to shift quickly.
try having the sliding rear window open and it come flying off in the middle of driving and go shooting out the window...

its JB welded on now...
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try having the sliding rear window open and it come flying off in the middle of driving and go shooting out the window...
thats great, mine didn't go out the window but it did end up in the back seat. What a pain.
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haahaha i had mine fly off and hit my friend in the face...

one of the other times it flew off it almost broke the back window, i hate that damn thing....

i think its stuck now, i wrapped a crap load of electrical tape around the shaft and used a rubber mallet to put the **** back on.
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Its really hard to get off. I had a monkey wrench and it took me 20 min.
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Just pull like never before, that'll get er done.
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yeah my shifter *** falls off all the time and it pisses me off but ive been to lazy to go outside and glue it on or somethin lol
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haahaha i had mine fly off and hit my friend in the face...

one of the other times it flew off it almost broke the back window, i hate that damn thing....

i think its stuck now, i wrapped a crap load of electrical tape around the shaft and used a rubber mallet to put the **** back on.
thats exactly how i finally got mine to stay on! haha
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try having the sliding rear window open and it come flying off in the middle of driving and go shooting out the window...

its JB welded on now...
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!

Sorry, couldn't resist.

But seriously. Take a hairdryer to it. Same as the 95-degree day, but without the wait for July. It'll take a while, but it will loosen it enough that you can remove it without too much trouble.
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Well I have a teenager that I can mail-order to you to get the job done. Back when I was teaching Him how to drive a stick I couldn't get it through to Him that you didn't have to jerk it from 1st to 2nd like He was drag racing or something. So eventually like most teenagers, He broke it. Teenager + rubber mallet = broken anvil.
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i took off the whole shift lever and held the ball in a pot of boiling water for a minute, then it pulled right off with leather welding gloves. got a hurst now with a 3/8-16 shaft. has a shift ball off a international harvester 1600 grain truck right now.
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pics?
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