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    Default Column Gear shift knob FUBAR

    This guy gave it up over the weekend, it's the 2nd one that has been installed. Ordered new one from Mr. Bezos.

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/r...SABEgI07_D_BwE

    My question is how do you get the old one off, take channel locks and just crush it?



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    Either heat it up with a blow dryer to get the glue soft, and pull... or.... Crush it, and replace it after clearing off all the glue.
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    Thanks, I don't believe there is any glue as it spins freely on the shift column. Looks like there may be a "knob" you slide it over and tap with a rubber mallet. Still the crush method should work. Car is not with me presently otherwise I'd include pics.

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    Been a long time but I believe part of it is a splined press fit. Back before my 19 year old was born, I put a skull knob on her mom?s Celebrity column shifter. Seems to me I ended up just cutting it apart with a dremel but crushing it probably works just as well. Or heating it up and trying to pull it off. Or maybe drill into the end and use a small puller.

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    Dorman product 76937 showed up. I ended up having to get medieval with the Channel Locks on the old one to get it off and hammer the new one on. Good as new.

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