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Old 02-16-2014, 08:14 AM   #1
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Gear shifter knob

I have an 02 TJ and would love to change out the knob on my gear shifter but I can not get it to come off. I have tried to turn it and I have tried to pry off the shift pattern all with no luck. Is there another way? Am I missing something?

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Old 02-16-2014, 10:34 AM   #2
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Heat plastic knob with heat gun to softer then pry out shift pattern disc and under disc is a nut to loosen

Heat well first or you will tear the lip that holds the shift pattern disc

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Old 02-16-2014, 10:52 AM   #3
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I used one of those strap wrenches.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:16 AM   #4
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Those are great ideas thank you so much! I do not have a heat gun do you think a hair dryer would work?
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A hair dryer would work fine, just get it warmed up a little since it's cold there in Delaware and that will make the shift pattern plate less brittle. All you need to do is use a small thin flat blade screwdriver to pry out the shift pattern plate (made of plastic, be gentle) & loosen the big lock nut underneath it a little which will let the knob easily unscrew.
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Thank you! I will try the hair dryer when I get home from work tomorrow!
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Thank you! I will try the hair dryer when I get home from work tomorrow!
I just changed mine out about a week ago. If after you get the shift pattern tab off and the lock nut wrenched off and it wont budge like mine because of 12 years of God know what keeping it from unscrewing. Keep heating with a hairdryer until it give or use some KY and just oil strap wrench it off just don't get the KY on the out side of the knob straps don't grip well..
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KY to loosen seized hardware? Better choices would be Liquid Wrench, Kroil, PB-Blaster, or Break-Free. And there are more appropriate uses for KY.
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KY to loosen seized hardware? Better choices would be Liquid Wrench, Kroil, PB-Blaster, or Break-Free. And there are more appropriate uses for KY.
Lmao.
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If the KY is in the garage, where's the PB blaster???
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Hmmmmm.... DO you really want to know where the PB Blaster is?
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Well you'd be surprised at what KY will penetrate into.... he he he..hell If Im getting a leg up I won't discriminate against PB Blaster...I've used stranger things to enter uncomfortable places on a woman...(dont judge)
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Well you'd be surprised at what KY will penetrate into.... he he he..hell If Im getting a leg up I won't discriminate against PB Blaster...I've used stranger things to enter uncomfortable places on a woman...(dont judge)
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