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Old 11-10-2013, 09:13 PM   #1
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Shifter knob

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I have an old 8 ball shifter from long ago that I would like to put in the jeep. I can't get my shifter knob to budge. Any ideas?
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:18 PM   #2
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You have to remove the shift pattern cap in the center of the knob. Use a small screwdriver to pop it out. Then remove the nut underneath & the knob comes off.

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Old 11-10-2013, 11:49 PM   #3
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this x 2... after I removed the nut I actually had to use pb plaster and a pipe wrench on the knob lol
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:15 AM   #4
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In my experience it can be a pain to pop out, so I heat it up (I use a hair dryer) to soften it up a bit. Makes it a lot easier to pop the plastic shifter piece out.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:32 AM   #5
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Mine was a pain to get off. I also had to use a pipe wrench.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:39 AM   #6
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Mine was a pain to get off. I also had to use a pipe wrench.
It's only a pain to get off if you don't know to first loosen the lock nut inside the shift knob. Once the lock nut is backed off a half turn or so (it does not need to be removed), the knob easily spins right off with your hand.

As said above, access to the lock nut is by prying the plastic shift pattern plate out from the top of the knob.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:55 AM   #7
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Have to agree with Jerry. Out of all the ones I've sold I have always told the buyer the proper way to get the factory knob off and have never heard any of them needing a pipe wrench once the nut on the top side was either removed or loosened.
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:26 PM   #8
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I've been able to take two of them off by simple brute force on the shift knob. It also unscrewed the lock nut inside. Or, if you don't plan on saving the old shift knob, you can just break out the plastic center button with a punch, then back off the lock nut.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:00 PM   #9
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Cool, Thanks everybody. I thought I was just being weak! My last vehicle it just unthreaded. Looks like the 8 ball will be back in action!
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