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Old 06-16-2010, 09:53 PM   #1
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ok, so for the last month or so i've been wondering how to get my shift knob off. you guys may laugh but two mechanics and a dealership "master" mechanic later its still on there solid. apperently i have to take a hacksaw or dremmel tool and cut the top part off or just replace it with a shortshifter. either way i'm going to get destructive. is there ANYONE who might have a idea or method of getting it off? thanks
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:57 PM   #2
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iuno try 2 pipe wrenches 1 on the shift link and one on the shift knob and giver! =D
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:43 PM   #3
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iuno try 2 pipe wrenches 1 on the shift link and one on the shift knob and giver! =D
lol, tired that......twice
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Old 06-17-2010, 03:02 AM   #4
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The shift knob, as in the rubber piece? Unscrew it counter-clockwise. You may want to heat it up with a heat gun or maybe hair drier to loosen it up some
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The shift knob, as in the rubber piece? Unscrew it counter-clockwise. You may want to heat it up with a heat gun or maybe hair drier to loosen it up some
yeaah......tried that. Didn't work.
heat gun? is that really going to make enough of a difference that two channel locks couldn't undo?
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On my 2nd supra I had to use the heat gun, got it kinda gooey but it came off... My first one just unscrewed with a little TLC (it was probably removed at some point before I owned it).

In any case, you have the right idea on how to remove it- they do unscrew.
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On my 2nd supra I had to use the heat gun, got it kinda gooey but it came off... My first one just unscrewed with a little TLC (it was probably removed at some point before I owned it).

In any case, you have the right idea on how to remove it- they do unscrew.
ok. well first i gotta go find something to produce heat. and i'll try that. hopefully it works
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Mine turns in my hand, Figured it just unscrewed. You guys saying it doesn't unscrew?
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Mine turns in my hand, Figured it just unscrewed. You guys saying it doesn't unscrew?
thats what i expected at first. and at first i was embarrassed to ask anyone because i thought i was just a weakling lol. but when i took my car in to get the clutch replaced the mechanic told me that he couldnt get it off either. and today i took it to the dealership and their mechanic used a pipe wrench-vice grip combo thing and STILL couldnt even get the thing to budge.
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Does your turn like mine or is yours just solidly stuck on there and can't be moved?
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