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Re: little things to do to my car

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:09 pm

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monkeyhunk wrote:My shift knob doesn't screw off. Some research dug up some people saying if you pull on it for all you're worth you might get it but be careful not to sock yourself in the mouth. One guy talked of using a dye to thread the shifter to accept conventional knobs. Ridiculous.....

You're probably supposed to remove the lever from the car, attach it to a workbench, and use a puller or press of some sort...and you could probably rig something to operate similarly in the car, thereby avoiding punching yourself in the face. If nothing else you could build a long lever and stand outside the car at the end of it with the other end on a block on the seat.

No, you literally just pull it off. Official Chrysler instructions:
"1. Firmly pull up on gearshift knob (1) to remove from the gearshift mechanism (2)."

What we do when a shifter knob or transfer case shifter knob is particularly feisty is loosely clamp vice grips around the shifter lever and hit them up with a hammer. The knob pops right off

That depends on what year your car is. If the knob is tall and separate from the boot, like this one:
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It is meant to be replaceable in service.
Later years used a knob which was not meant to be serviceable. The knob is more bulbous. The top of the lever has a knurled section that the knob is pressed onto. You can squeeze the knob in a vise to crack it apart and then you're on your own as far as adapting some other shift knob to the lever. Maybe something with set-screws, glued-on, or with a threaded insert and a lock-nut (you'll have to tap threads into the top of the lever).
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Re: little things to do to my car

Postby ClutchDisc » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:17 pm

dakta1420 wrote:Does my saturns just pull off?

I think it's like my S-10, in which case I believe it might screw off.
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Re: little things to do to my car

Postby potownrob » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:35 am

You can drive into snow banks until your front bumper cracks, back into friends's cars and then clear your roof of snow with a gravel embedded shovel. That's what I did.
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

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Re: little things to do to my car

Postby monkeyhunk » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:29 am

potownrob wrote:You can drive into snow banks until your front bumper cracks, back into friends's cars and then clear your roof of snow with a gravel embedded shovel. That's what I did.


There are people who light theirs on fire for insurance money too. That doesn't make it a good modification.
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Re: little things to do to my car

Postby theholycow » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:22 am

potownrob wrote:You can drive into snow banks until your front bumper cracks, back into friends's cars and then clear your roof of snow with a gravel embedded shovel. That's what I did.

:lol: Sounds like a regular day in my life.
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Re: little things to do to my car

Postby mtheis » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:20 am

watkins wrote:What we do when a shifter knob or transfer case shifter knob is particularly feisty is loosely clamp vice grips around the shifter lever and hit them up with a hammer. The knob pops right off

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Re: little things to do to my car

Postby watkins » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:11 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:That depends on what year your car is.

I looked it up for a 2009, which is what his sig says his car is. Unless something is a 2008, we both know that things are generally simple enough.
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Re: little things to do to my car

Postby potownrob » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:39 am

monkeyhunk wrote:
potownrob wrote:You can drive into snow banks until your front bumper cracks, back into friends's cars and then clear your roof of snow with a gravel embedded shovel. That's what I did.


There are people who light theirs on fire for insurance money too. That doesn't make it a good modification.
not to derail the inherent humor in this and other posts, but i want to make it clear that none of my above-mentioned modifications were done on purpose :o :oops: :( 8)
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

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Re: little things to do to my car

Postby Rope-Pusher » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:20 pm

potownrob wrote:
monkeyhunk wrote:
potownrob wrote:You can drive into snow banks until your front bumper cracks, back into friends's cars and then clear your roof of snow with a gravel embedded shovel. That's what I did.


There are people who light theirs on fire for insurance money too. That doesn't make it a good modification.
not to derail the inherent humor in this and other posts, but i want to make it clear that none of my above-mentioned modifications were done on purpose :o :oops: :( 8)

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Re: little things to do to my car

Postby monkeyhunk » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:33 pm

^^^ I like this guy.
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Re: little things to do to my car

Postby potownrob » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:52 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

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