Originally Posted by sshearon
The shift lever on the YJ is actually two pieces. The piece that seats into the top of the AX5 transmission, and a top section that looks like it slides onto the bottom section. Can anyone tell me how to get the two sections apart? I put in a new transmission and the new transmission has the lower section with it, and it is shorter than the original. So, I need to get them apart so I can put the old top section on the new bottom section (that seats into the top of the transmission.)
From a FSM " (b) Reach up and around transmission case and
unseat shift lever dust boot from transmission shift
tower (Fig. 6). Move boot upward on shift lever for
access to retainer that secures lever in shift tower.
(c) Reach up and around transmission case and
press shift lever retainer downward with your fingers.
Turn retainer counterclockwise to release it.
(d) Lift lever and retainer out of shift tower"
Hope this helps you...