Re: [DML] remove shif knob (WOOHOO!)
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Re: [DML] remove shif knob (WOOHOO!)

On 7/26/05, Mike Walsh <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Ryan - you were right on. I knew that nut was there but for some reason I
> was not thinking it was tightened against the knob's nut (careful, I am
> talking about the car now!). With a 13mm wrench on that nut, and a pipe
> wrench on the knob (thanks Rob) I was able to get it off.
> On the threads and inside the knob there were the remnants of some kind of
> contact cement. It looks like the prev owner had tried to make sure it would
> not come off.

Probably just didn't know how to tighten it properly. Getting it nice
and tight and in the exact orientation you want can be a bit of a
chore. After all the trial and error adjusting the nuts on the shaft
and still ending up with a crooked knob, I can see someone getting
frustrated and just lubing it all up with contact cement.


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