"T" handle shifter replacement - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-24-2009, 01:03 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 5
"T" handle shifter replacement

NEW TO THIS FORUM...

I know there are several threads on this, because I hit on on Google, so I registered on the forum, but when I searched for them, a hundred different ways, I couldn't get back to them or find what I was looking for, so forgive me if this is redundant but...

My "T" handle shifter won't fully engage the release button, so I can't shift out of park. I just removed the handle and have to press the button with my thumb. I have two questions:

1) Since this is apparently common, are there any recalls? I think the dealership wants about $125 for an OEM, plastic, guaranteed to break like the original, replacement shifter handle. Nope.

2) Does anyone know where I could get an after market shifter handle with a button release? The thread I found on Google had a post from a guy who made one out of a grenade. Pretty cool, but beyond my capabilities. Any other ideas?

fmlstewart is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-24-2009, 02:48 PM   #2
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 5
Not the T handle that is the problem

So I finally found the thread I was looking for...

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/auto...nob-16471.html

However, after further investigation, I found out the problem is not the T handle. The problem is the white " bumpy" stick that runs down through the shifter shaft and depresses the locking pin. Tried to superglue it, but no luck.

So, can anyone tell me how to get the shifter shaft out to replace that "bumpy" stick? I popped the top plate off and it looks like the shaft is made into a plastic housing with the locking pin through it. The "bumpy" stick appears to be replacable, if I can detach it and get it out of the shaft.

Any suggestions?

fmlstewart is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-24-2009, 02:54 PM   #3
that's what she said

WF Supporting Member
 
jgano23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: \m/-_-\m/
Posts: 16,482
Send a message via AIM to jgano23 Send a message via Yahoo to jgano23
i don't think that "bumpy" stick is attached to anything. on my zj i pulled it out and replaced it with a steel rod. and i did the same on my tj when i switched the oem shifter knob out with an e-brake handle.
jgano23 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-24-2009, 04:17 PM   #4
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 5
Wouldn't budge

Well I didn't think it would be, but I used a piece of wire to try and pull it out, but it wouldn't budge. Then the wire got stuck and nearly became a whole new problem. Luckily, I got the wire out, but the white stick didn't come with it.

Does anybody know if this particular task is covered in the Clymer manual?
fmlstewart is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-24-2009, 04:18 PM   #5
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 5
E brake handle!

Missed that for a second. That's a great idea. Now, to find an E brake handle...
fmlstewart is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-24-2009, 05:15 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Levinoss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Jeffersontown
Posts: 5,540
Just a side not to the original poster. If you want you can always use the Manual Knobs on the Auto shifter for looks. All you have to do is press down when you want to shift.
__________________

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the "present."
Levinoss is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-24-2009, 06:43 PM   #7
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 5
Manual knobs

After seeing the plastic slide mechanism design of the stock handle, that may be an option I look at. My only concern would be keeping the knob secure on the shaft. But, the problem of the broken white stick still remains my biggest concern.
fmlstewart is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-10-2011, 09:29 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
rudeboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 220
Send a message via ICQ to rudeboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Levinoss View Post
Just a side not to the original poster. If you want you can always use the Manual Knobs on the Auto shifter for looks. All you have to do is press down when you want to shift.
tried pushing my auto shifter down (since i would like a grenade as handle) but it does not go down really ?

__________________
rb
http://appleblogz.com
'05 Wrangler X "Willys Edition" o|||||||o
rudeboy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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
clicking and clacking transmission, stuck in reverse, shifter feels like neutral redhead_yooper YJ Tech Forum 4 01-14-2011 08:16 PM
Question about 3" body lift/trans. case shifter RobSwan YJ General Discussion Forum 3 03-17-2009 03:21 PM
Replacement Shifter knobs??? JK07 JK General Discussion Forum 1 02-07-2009 10:20 AM
Short Throw Shifter on 4 Banger compshooter TJ Tech Forum 2 04-04-2008 06:11 PM
Interest list for B&M short throw shifter for NSG370 rubicrawler_lj General Jeep Discussion 9 10-15-2007 07:36 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:53 PM.



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