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Unread 09-15-2013, 07:07 AM   #1
Rich G
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Broke off shifter knob.....

So I was attempting to replace the transfer case shifter knob and when I went to remove it I broke the knob off at the thread.

Now I just have a little nub sticking out, ideally I would like to replace that shaft but does anyone else have any opinions on how to handle it?

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Unread 09-15-2013, 07:42 AM   #2
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Weld a new threaded shank on it.

YJ owners are required to own welders in 26 states now.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 07:47 AM   #3
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Replace the shifter, weld on a piece of 3/8-16 threaded rod or drill & tap. I went with D&T and it has held up fine for over a year.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 08:29 AM   #4
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I own a welder that's no problem, it just seems easier to replace the shifter.

How do they come out?
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Unread 09-15-2013, 08:32 AM   #5
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Depress the spring clip on both sides and pull up
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Unread 09-15-2013, 08:33 AM   #6
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By loosening some torx, how else?

Actually you have to remove a couple of nuts at the trans shifter and about 3 or 4 other bolts, take the linkage off the T-case shaft and it will drop out.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 09:22 AM   #7
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By loosening some torx, how else?

Actually you have to remove a couple of nuts at the trans shifter and about 3 or 4 other bolts, take the linkage off the T-case shaft and it will drop out.
He said his shifter broke off, you don't have to remove any of this to take the shifter out of the housing.

Remove the cover plate and shift boots. Pull the rubber seal up the shaft. Now you will see a disc that is spring loaded. Push down on it, moves in and out? That's the one. Now you will notice two nubs on the shift housing. One on the left and one on the right. These lock that disc in place. Now you need to press it down as far as it will go and turn it counter clock wise about half an inch or so, it will pop up and you can then remove the shaft by simply pulling up. I find it easier to use two flathead screwdrivers to turn the disc. I have fat thumbs.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 09:45 AM   #8
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He said his shifter broke off, you don't have to remove any of this to take the shifter out of the housing.
Actually he said,

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So I was attempting to replace the transfer case shifter knob and when I went to remove it I broke the knob off at the thread.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 09:55 AM   #9
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Actually he said,
You are absolutely correct! My apologies!
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Unread 09-15-2013, 10:07 AM   #10
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Does the OP have a copy of the factory maint manual?
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