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BF Manual Shifter/Shift knob Trouble

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Hey everyone.

 

So I was trying to remove the stock shift knob to replace the boot to no avail. However I did notice some movement but it wasn't from the knob. I've seemed to of broken the silicon or glue holding the smaller shift shaft into the thicker one (sorry I don't know the proper names). Now the two shafts rotate freely with little effort about not 360 but a fair good distance. Have I f*cked it and I need to buy a new stick or is there some way to fix it?

 

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sounds like you've ruined the threads on the stick if it's spinning around and you've broken the glue... best off getting a replacement stick now.

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Its not the knob that's spinning that's still stuck on tight. Its the two piece shaft...  Ive had a peek and there doesn't seem to be any threads (or ruined ones) Just a smooth shaft glues into a larger one. But if you still think that's the case then looks like I'm off to the wreckers or fraud:hammerhead:

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hmm... I can't remember there being two pieces in the shaft... just a metal shaft with threads with glue on it then the knob screwed onto that...

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hmm, mine doesn't look anything like that green bit... looks aftermarket to me, but my memory might be faulty...

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On 22/06/2020 at 3:21 PM, k31th said:

hmm, mine doesn't look anything like that green bit... looks aftermarket to me, but my memory might be faulty...

FYI that green bit is factory.

 

5 hours ago, danielknox281 said:

Any tips for how to remove the manual gear knob?? Mines a ba

Put it in a vice with rags and undo it. Be prepared for it to get damaged. 

You could also try with a oil filter strap tool, but I had no luck with it.

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On 11/10/2020 at 9:52 AM, k31th said:

you want the knob itself removed or just the shaft with the knob on it?

Hey mate hopefully you get this, I was hoping to put a different knob on it, if I remove just the knob I should be able to just screw the new one on?

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The knob is glued on heavily... best way to go about it is remove the surround after unbolting the actual shifter arm, then slowly warm it up in an oven then use a vice with a bunch of tea-towels around it and some pliers to get it to start to turn. It won't be easy.

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