97 TJ Sport Shift knob replacement strange issue? - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 10-15-2010, 07:25 AM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3
97 TJ Sport Shift knob replacement strange issue?

Purchased for my daughter (learning to drive a stick) and want to replace the custom knob with the OEM one that has the shift pattern. Purchased an OEM (I believe) from one of the online suppliers. Went to install and realized the custom knob did not have the expected pop-off to access the nut. It essentially is just tightly compression fitted - I twisted in and it pulled straight off. It also looks like the previous owner might have cut off or ground the top of the shift arm that the shifter fits upon.

The factory service guide depicts a picture of the top of the shift arm that does not look like ours.

The knob I purchased is palm-shaped (not round) and does not appear to have a pop-off pattern - nor support the nut attachment. The inside diameter is also to small to fit over the arm shaft for a compression fit like the custom. Any chance someone can post a picture of the OEM knob and top of the shift arm.

Needless to say, I'm confused.
wsimpson is offline   Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 07:53 AM   #2
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 61
I have a 97 sport, and the shift knob is round when looking at it from the top, and tear-drop shaped from the side profile - it tapers as it goes down to the lever. Sorry, no picture right now, I'm in the airport.

I have never had to take the cover off of mine. The nut that is inside the knob will just unscrew along with the whole knob. When screwing it back on, it always stops in the exact same spot, perfectly straight when fully tight. I dont know if the nut is in a fixed position to keep it from spinning or what, but I can hear it shaking around in there when I take it off.

What kind of aftermarket shifter did you have? Maybe someone would trade with you?

Firemonkey is offline   Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 08:01 AM   #3
Hardcore Jeeper
Peepers's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Windsor, CT
Posts: 3,320
im installing a t handle on my jeep next week some time. i never have luck posting pics but i can try when I do it.
What have we got?
We have one heavily armed Recreational Vehicle

The Power Tech 6
Peepers is offline   Quote
Old 10-16-2010, 05:39 PM   #4
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 61
I just realized that nobody ever posted a pic for you. Here you go. The last one shows his much of the lever it covers.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-100854043.jpg
Views:	115
Size:	25.2 KB
ID:	27879   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-420075464.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	21.6 KB
ID:	27880  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1058604671.jpg
Views:	114
Size:	21.2 KB
ID:	27881  
Firemonkey is offline   Quote
Old 10-18-2010, 07:00 AM   #5
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3
Thank you - definitely not what I purchased...

Will try again and re-order and OEM shift knob from somewhere...
wsimpson is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sticky steering wheel, shift knob and dash? Jeepken JK General Discussion Forum 3 02-04-2016 01:39 AM
4WD Shift Motor Replacement gtchief YJ Tech Forum 30 01-19-2016 03:06 PM
Manual Shift Knob Removal Ashley G. Reaper JK General Discussion Forum 15 10-04-2012 03:28 PM
2010 sport Wrangler shift failure? jetblast JK General Discussion Forum 5 07-01-2011 07:07 AM
99' Sport. Fan speed control knob + steering wheel controls not working. lemonth TJ Tech Forum 1 11-23-2009 01:54 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC