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Old 02-12-2010, 09:38 PM  
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Default Does the original gear knob come off?

I just bought a replacement 8-ball gear knob (at $5, why not), but trying to take the original off - it just will not budge.

Any tricks to try?
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It is threaded and twists off. On the stubborn ones, I use a strap-wrench to keep from destroying the rubber.
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not that destroying it really matters if ur replacing it...
seems im the opposite to everyone else, mines a little loose nd i want it to stay there

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I had to use a large strap wrench. It was on VERY tight. I also used a torch to heat up the shaft to finally get it to break free.
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mine would not come off even with a strap wrench, channel locks and everything possible imaginable..i just cut the mother F$&*ker off and welded a bold with the correct thread pattern for the mugen shift knob for a civic and it looks and works great..sure it was a bit of work but its done..
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If you heat the shaft enough it will soften the plastic threads on the knob and allow it to spin off. They must use Sumo wrestlers to tighten on the original knobs.
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No. Just their own version of locktite. It is the same stuff they use on the door hinge screws...
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How the heck do you remove those door hinge screws? I tried to take one off and gave up.
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The hinges are like many of the body fasteners on a Sammy, they are put on to stay on. But here is an article on swapping hinges and in the article it shows a few ways to get past the Japanese locktite from h3ll...

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Cool. Thanks for the info. I think I will cut my hinges so I can easily remove my doors when I want to drive around with a better view!
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