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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-07-2001, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Shifter Knob Removal

Anyone have any insight as to how you remove a shifter knob before I break something trying? Thanks. Jim

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Re: Shifter Knob Removal

I think Geof Beasly, or someone else, wrote an article on installing the SpiderTrax knobs. Check out the the information on off-road.com. Got to love that Japanese thread locker stuff. Check out this site:
http://www.off-road.com/suzuki/reviews/knobs.htm

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Re: Shifter Knob Removal

Jim,
They just screw off. Sometimes they are on real good and it might take some persuasion.

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yeper screw right on off...got a t-shifter on mine!!

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Re: Shifter Knob Removal

They should not require a pipe wrench, but they screw right off. The x-mission shifter can be harder since it has a "skirt" on the bottom..

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Re: Shifter Knob Removal

everybodys tellin ya right, it should screw right off, BUT, i did have one on my 5th zuk, ended up having to take a 12 inch pipe wrench to get it off. no kidding. dont know why, never had that problem before, havent had it since in any of my other zuks, just that one.
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DO NOT put a pipe wrench on it while its still in the tranny. You will end up damaging the shift locator bolt, and/or other components in the shifter assembly.

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Re: Shifter Knob Removal

My '94 has the late modle style shifter knob. They are quite different from the early models. It did not come off in one piece. I had to cut the large rubber off first, they use vise grips to remove the plastic core. It had this grey/white locktite from hell in the threads. Hope you have better luck than me.

I put the Spidertrax knob on and love it. Good looks, matches the D/P panels and I painted the Suzuki "S" red to match the accent color of my rig.

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Do not use A pipe wrench!

Use two.

I sure had to. With two wrenches, one on the knob and one on the "shaft", be careful and use the same force in both directions (plumbers know all about this). Yeah you might have to sand/file little teeth marks out but the $!%%$ things WILL come off.

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Re: Shifter Knob Removal

I think if you put one wrench on the knob and the other below the rubber boot, any scratches would be covered up by the boot. Of course this would require lifting the carpet and unscrewing the boot if you wanted to get real low on the lever.

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