: How do you remove end knob off of gearshift in 88 Brougham?



CADDYDADDY13
09-22-10, 01:07 AM
Does anyone know how to remove the end knob off of a gear shift in an 80's brougham?

I can't figure it out for the life of me?
I wanna replace the one in my 88 hearse with a skull.

~Thanks

ewill3rd
09-22-10, 08:11 AM
Column shifter? Pull and then pull some more.
They are just pressed on.

The-Dullahan
09-22-10, 07:48 PM
Someone suggested I do that to mine. I think he still has my boot print in his forehead.

Pull and pull and pull. Possibly add some heat?

ewill3rd
09-23-10, 08:27 AM
When I would get frustrated I'd grab some pliers or a hacksaw blade and just cut through the plastic on the old one. If you are throwing it away you can destroy it.
Just be careful on the actual shaft.

jayoldschool
09-23-10, 12:42 PM
You could always take the complete shifter arm off (pop out the roll pin at the base of the arm), and put it in the freezer overnight. I would bet the knob would come off easily then.

carnut
09-23-10, 08:17 PM
Never had any luck saving the knob, its pressed on and the shifter has a serrated shaft. Remove the lever at the shift bowl like he said and break the knob or cut it off

creeker
09-23-10, 09:45 PM
I'd go at it as already suggested, with a hacksaw.