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Unread 05-08-2005, 12:00 PM   #1
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How to remove shifter for an automatic?

I have a 1996 XJ with an auto and I need to pull the shifter out. I don't se any bolt or screws holding it on. How can I pull the shifter out so I can remove the console?


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Unread 05-08-2005, 12:03 PM   #2
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if u mean just the hand on the shifter, just put the shifter into 1-2 and pull hard...
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Unread 05-08-2005, 12:12 PM   #3
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have someone watching you when you pull, there is a spring and some other stuff in there that will fly out!

couldnt tell you what to look for because whatever came out is gone for good
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Unread 05-08-2005, 12:19 PM   #4
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thats it? no screws or anything that hold the handle on the shifter? What does the spring so that shoots out? is it for the button? To put it back on do I just smack it on?


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Unread 05-08-2005, 12:21 PM   #5
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I've had no spring pop out, and my button still works.

I want to say it easier if you hold the button in, and pull like a rat bastid and it will come right off.

Pops right back on too.
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Unread 05-08-2005, 12:41 PM   #6
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it will work fine without the spring in it, it took me a while to find it when it popped, so naturally i questioned whether it was necessary.

it aides in popping the button back out, but there is another plastic piece in there(part of the handle) that keeps tension on there for you.

reinstallation is the same, just pound it on and twist till its straight
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Unread 05-08-2005, 02:54 PM   #7
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i can't twist mine it has little things on it so it only sits striaght... and I've never seen a spring!
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Unread 05-08-2005, 03:51 PM   #8
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have someone watching you when you pull, there is a spring and some other stuff in there that will fly out!
Better yet, have someone get it on video, then you can post yourself flailing about after that thing comes loose...
Just be careful!
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Unread 05-08-2005, 03:53 PM   #9
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Yeah, but don't pull towards yourself.... = fat lip
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Unread 05-08-2005, 04:47 PM   #10
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Lol I had that happen last time I removed my console Be sure to unhook all the lights and crap that go to your shift indicator and 4wd selector bezel thingy. (That's the technical name for it.)
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