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Old 03 Dec 2013, 11:31 pm
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Default 01 manual shift knob question

I want to remove my shift knob and replace it with something else. Is the pole threaded? Because i understand that the factory knob is on with a spring. If so, what size are the threads and can i just directly screw on any fitting knob without any adapters? Just let me know everything ill need to replace factory. Thanks alot!
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Old 04 Dec 2013, 12:15 am
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The knob and shaft are not threaded.
The 5-speed gear shift knob is press fit into place. Sufficient upward force will remove it.
I use a small rubber mallet to strike the shift knob from below.
I've read the suggestion to pad an open wrench, placed below the knob, and then hit the wrench upward.
Once off, you will see how it works. Good luck.

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I want to remove my shift knob and replace it with something else. Is the pole threaded? Because i understand that the factory knob is on with a spring. If so, what size are the threads and can i just directly screw on any fitting knob without any adapters? Just let me know everything ill need to replace factory. Thanks alot!
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Old 04 Dec 2013, 10:21 am
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Can someone direct me to a place that sells shift knobs that will fit my car?
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Old 04 Dec 2013, 04:11 pm
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Flameball Shift Knobs

I have a blue and white light up knob from these guys, been in the car for 12 years now and still looks as good as the day I put it in! I used a small dab of epoxy to hold it in place, just enough to hold it but I can still remove it if necessary.
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Old 04 Dec 2013, 04:40 pm
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Default Re: 01 manual shift knob question

When you knock that stock knob off by striking it from underneath, wrap a rag over the top of it and hold on to a couple corners of the rag. Otherwise the loose knob will hit you in the eye or fly into the sunroof or overhead.

Because the shift lever is not threaded, you will have to find a knob that has a hole that is the exact size or drill out a smaller hole to size and glue it on. Your other option is to buy the adapter available on eBay. It has a master 16mm - 1.5 stud at the top which is a very common thread found on many shift knobs and it attaches to the lever with 3 set screws......
Polished Shift Knob Adapter for Manual Auto Short Throw Gear Shifter Selector 2 | eBay

When I use one of those, I drill through the plastic spacer and make a dimple through all 3 holes into the lever. You can try and skip the dimple drilling but the knob is liable to be constantly lose if you don't.

You can thank Mother Chrysler for all the hoops you will have to jump through in order to have a custom knob.
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Old 04 Dec 2013, 05:39 pm
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I ripped my shift knob off racing an intrepid from a redlight. I was laughing soooooo hard. I mean who woulda thought... Yank it into second, the ball's in the backseat.

That's how I learned it wasn't threaded. Didn't find the forum yet
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When you knock that stock knob off by striking it from underneath, wrap a rag over the top of it and hold on to a couple corners of the rag. Otherwise the loose knob will hit you in the eye or fly into the sunroof or overhead.
The two times I had to remove the mtx knob from a customers car, I slipped two socks over the knob with a little slack so there could be room for movement when I smacked the ball with the hammer. Hang on tight to the socks and whap the ball.

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Lots of places sell aftermarket shift knobs.
So, it just depends on your personal taste.
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