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Old 08-16-2009, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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89 metro... shift knob removal

anyone know how to remove the stock shift knob on an 89 metro lsi? i can't seem to get it off and i want to replace it.

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Lefty loosey didn't work?
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Lefty loosey should definitely do the trick.
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thanks gents. it did. when i first tried it wouldn't budge so i was nervous to continue without some confirmation that it was as simple as that. back at it with a little more brute force and it broke loose. looks like it had some sort of quasi thread-lock kind of putty or something on it that might have been preventing it from breaking free easily.

anyway... all fixed up now. thanks!
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So what's the new shift knob?
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I'm guessing he took it off to incorporate an engine kill switch into the knob.

At least that's what I'd do if I ever decided to improve the hose clamp situation that's been holding my kill switch to the side of my shifter since I first set it up as a "test" location more than a couple of years ago.

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