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Manual Shift ****

I have a 5 speed 03 ranger and its got the rubber shift **** that i wanted to switch out with another type...ive removed shifter ***** from other vehicles and they just screw off but i cranked on it with a pair of channel locks and it wont budge...anyone know anything about this that i dont? Thanks a lot
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Heat helps.
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take the shifter out of the truck then just use heat to melt it off
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sweet ill give that a try thanks!
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Yeah its pressed on instead of screwed on. I had to completely destroy my factory **** to get it off.
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I can't see how hard it is to get it off, mine pulls off in the summer driving aronud. Scares the Crap outta me too. But yea its just pressed on there.
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so if it's just pressed on, are there threads underneath to attach another ****?
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Most shift ***** will have a set screw towards the bottom of the **** to hold it on.
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i was using the green **** off a ditch witch in my last car and wanted to carry it over into the truck but it's only got threads on the inside, no set screw.
are there threads on the top of the shifter post under the glued-on factory ****?
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truck is an '09 if it makes any difference.
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Tap and Dye kit, they're pretty cheap at Harbor Freight. make your own threads
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mine was stuck on really good to so i just took a big *** pair of channel locks and got it to twist once it broke loose it pulled right off
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I had to completely destroy my factory **** to get it off.
As did I
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I used channel locks and gave it a twist and once the glue broke it came right off. In the process I put two small dents in the **** but its no big deal.
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If you have extra money get a hurst shifter haha i just bought one yesterday for 100 bucks pretty good steal but yea i remember trying to pull mine off to put an 8 ball shift *** on it and no luck so i gave up but i cant wait to install my new shifter
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The easiest was to remove your shifter **** without damaging it is to take the shifter out of the truck, take it and pull the rubber boot down just a little from under the ****. Then find a size wrench that fits over the metal stick but still catches the bottom of the ****. Next grab a big hammer and have you bench vice ready to go. Take the wrench back off and lay it and the hammer next to the vise so you'll have all your tools together. Now go in the house and run a container of nothing but the hottest water your fauset puts out. Take the **** end on the shifter and stick it in the hot water for a minute or so. Then pull it out, clamp it in the bench vise, slide the wrench back on, and give the side of the wrench a big whack. This will make the **** pop right off undamaged.
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If this isn’t done yet, either go Hurst or find a way to weld on a bolt with the correct thread size needed for the new ball.
Don’t forget the Jam Nut under the ***** so leave a little length on the bolt for that too.
In the long run and since the shifter will be out of the truck anyway get it welded up.
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