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Old 06-04-2013, 06:02 PM   #1
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Transfer case knob

This should be an easy answer for someone. How do I remove the transfer case shift knob? I was able to pop off the top labelled part (2H, 4H,etc.) but cannot for the life of me determine how the rest comes off the shaft. Need to remove the molded interior trim piece below it, but this knob must come off first. Thanks.

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Old 06-04-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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Just pop down the lower plastic part with a flat screw driver the open the small trox

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Old 06-04-2013, 06:21 PM   #3
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Heading out to try it right now. Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:29 PM   #4
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Weeelllll, the bottom plastic piece popped right off as you said, but I sure can't find any torx or any other type of set screw. Do I need to slide the rubber grip assembly down first to expose the torx at the top?
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:57 PM   #5
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Any other ideas on getting the transfer case shift knob off the shaft? I've got the top piece popped off, and the lower piece popped down, but there is no set screw, torx screw, nothing to loosen to allow the assembly to slide off the shaft. I thought maybe the rubber grip slid down to reveal a screw, but it won't budge. I also thought the top piece might be threaded, but that isn't working either. I'm hurtin' here.....
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There is no torx screw. The knob is supposed to pull off with a sharp jerk. If that doesn't work, wrap a rag around the lever and bunch the excess against the bottom of the knob. Place a wrench over the lever and up against the rag/knob. Hit the bottom side of the wrench with a hammer and the knob will pop off.
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Always wondered how they came off
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There really is no room to get leverage for any type of hammer stroke, let alone any place to position a rag. Anyone have a repair manual which may address removing the knob. I'm checking online also. Boy, what a hassle! Thanks for the responses though.
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The repair manual says it should pull off by hand and if it doesn't, use a slide hammer.
The hammer method I described works. Been there and done that because I picked it up from this forum. Pull the lever back into the neutral or 4LO position if you need more room. Think of it this way: a hot dog in a bun. The dog is the lever and the rag is the bun. Set the bun in your hand (simulates a wrench) and hit the bottom of your arm between the wrist and the elbow.
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There really is no room to get leverage for any type of hammer stroke, let alone any place to position a rag. Anyone have a repair manual which may address removing the knob. I'm checking online also. Boy, what a hassle! Thanks for the responses though.
Its held on by a metal tab. Here you can see where it inserts on the shaft. Excuse the artifact on the background, it seems to be a camera defect. You basically need brute force or raw power to pull it out, and if you want to reuse the knob, you have to be careful since you can shave away the metal tab inside the knob when taking it out.



You can grab some vise grips and press the knob on the sides to oval it out and separate the front where the metal tab is to pull it off. Use a rag or something so you don't scratch the plastic.
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When i did mine pull the lever into gear and with a quick jerk .without punching yourself in the face it should come off .my shifter knob was alot harder to get off
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When i did mine pull the lever into gear and with a quick jerk .without punching yourself in the face it should come off .my shifter knob was alot harder to get off


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