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Removing manual shifter ****

I'm trying to change my shifter ****. I kind of looked at it and decided to look on here to figure it out but didn't see any threads for it so I'll start my own. I got the boot thing off but cant figure out the rest. Any information will help. Its for a '02 Ranger. Thank you.

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well the **** is stuck on and as far as i know the only way to get it off is to just pull really hard
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the *** is glued to the arm, heat it up with a heat gun or hair dryer and pull
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Or just drive a few thousand more miles and one hot summer day, it will come off in your hand going into second .....

Also, if you're thinking of installing an aftermarket ****, be aware that there is nothing under the **** but a thin, splined sheet metal tube. Nothing there to thread unless you do some fabrication.

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My aftermarket **** went on fine. I have an 03 edge and the aftermarket **** had set screws that press into the metal bar.

As far as taking the factory on off it was a B!%CH. I took ther rubber off then smashed the plastic off with a hammer and then took a blow torch to it for about 4 minutes then it finally came off. It wasnt as easy as a blow dryer for me.
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Well that sucks. I'm just gonna leave it alone then too much work to change it.
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Sawzall worked well for me...
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Or just drive a few thousand more miles and one hot summer day, it will come off in your hand going into second .....

Also, if you're thinking of installing an aftermarket ****, be aware that there is nothing under the **** but a thin, splined sheet metal tube. Nothing there to thread unless you do some fabrication.

Either that or make a list of the top 50 dirtiest/angriest words you know of. Pull really hard on the shifter ***, and start going down the list. Repeat list if need be.

Other than that, wait til a warm day for it to just come off in your hand (mine came off going into 3rd). Its really quite interesting.
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My aftermarket **** went on fine. I have an 03 edge and the aftermarket **** had set screws that press into the metal bar.

As far as taking the factory on off it was a B!%CH. I took ther rubber off then smashed the plastic off with a hammer and then took a blow torch to it for about 4 minutes then it finally came off. It wasnt as easy as a blow dryer for me.
haha i like the hammer and blow torch method. a blow torch will accomplish any task. seriously. im a pyro, i know these things
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Remove the floor console.
Unscrew the main shifter bolt.
Replace whole arm with FX4 shifter.
Add any **** you want.
Simple

Anything else will look like a fancy shift **** atop an ugly OEM plasitc arm.
Trust me, there's not much you can do to make the OEM arm look better.
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damn it you beat me to it . .i was going to say just replace teh entire assemlpy withg a hurst and get the t-handle. i love mine
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Where can I get an FX4 shifter? and about how much would that be?
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Where can I get an FX4 shifter? and about how much would that be?
Online price for the shifter and **** is roughly $180 or $230 at the dealer. The leather boot adds about another $40~50 to the tab.
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Where can I get an FX4 shifter? and about how much would that be?
FX4 shift arm info:
http://silvertank.batcave.net/FXShift.htm

Hurst Info:
http://silvertank.batcave.net/Hurst1.htm

Both cost $200 plus shipping. The FX4 is easier to install. The Hurst shifts better, but makes more noise. Both are chrome arms with ball handle. yadda yadda
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