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Unread 01-19-2010, 04:52 PM   #1
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5spd grand cherokee shift knob

very stupid question but how do you get the stock shift knob off a 1993 5spd grand cherokee? i got a b&m t-shifter for it and i wanna change the stock one but i have no idea how to get it off.

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Unread 01-19-2010, 05:11 PM   #2
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It either screws on or, more likely, is a press-on.

Try too unscrew it. You could use a strap wrench.

Or a block of wood under the lip, and a couple gentle yet firm taps from a mallet or something.
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Unread 01-19-2010, 05:13 PM   #3
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it's threaded with a lock nut under the cap with the shift pattern on it. you "should" be able to just twist it off with some effort. if not you can lightly heat the shift knob and pry that cap out to loosen up the lock nut.

if you plan on saving that rare piece of history that is. if not just pry out the cap and take the nut off the fastest way you can think of.

oh yeah, the shift boot locks into a groove on the bottom of the knob, so you'll probably have the boot flopping around after you swap the shifters.
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Unread 01-19-2010, 06:49 PM   #4
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no i dont wanna ruin it i wanna save it cuz it is rare to see a factory 5spd grand cherokee im keep all the original parts ill see if it twists off when i get it back from the shop
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Unread 01-19-2010, 07:05 PM   #5
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Should be the same as a 5-spd XJ. Locking ring that you turn to the right as you're looking at it from above, then the body of the shift knob unscrews lefty-loosey. On my XJ, I seem to remember there being a plaster-like substance inside the rubber "boot" of the knob that effectively disintegrated when I was in Phoenix, AZ many moons ago
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Unread 01-19-2010, 07:16 PM   #6
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ok ill have to take a look at it as soon as i get it back cant wait to get it back and inspected and get it ready for some trail rides idk i just have a thing for zj's everyone tells me to get a wrangler or cherokee kinda been there done that had a 96 cherokee country and i submerged it lol and i have a 09 jk now and the 6 speed trans is a piece of **** lol
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Unread 01-19-2010, 07:30 PM   #7
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You wouldn't ruin it.


Some twist off some push on. That is why I said use a block of wood, don't just wrap on it.


a strap wrench uses a rubber strap to wrap around a part, that wouldn't ruin it either.
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Unread 01-19-2010, 07:33 PM   #8
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ok lol ill take a look when i get it back
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there is no extra twist to the knob. if you can't get it to turn you'll have to pop the cap off the top and loosen the lock nut.
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