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post #1 of 6 Old 06-12-2021, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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How to remove the shift lever from T-5?

What the hell? How do you get this thing off?

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-12-2021, 03:02 PM
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Those things suck for sure. There's two squares on either side of shift handle at the bottom. Both need to be squeezed at the same time and pull the lever at the same time. That's if the PO installed it back on correctly to begin with. There is a plastic sleeve over the stud and two "C" style clips that overlap each other to lock in place.

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Those things suck for sure. There's two squares on either side of shift handle at the bottom. Both need to be squeezed at the same time and pull the lever at the same time. That's if the PO installed it back on correctly to begin with. There is a plastic sleeve over the stud and two "C" style clips that overlap each other to lock in place.

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/d...ifter-1257525/
It might be a 2-3 man operation. One for each side and the third to pull it off.

Do I need to use some pb blaster or other lube? My jeep is not rusty like you back east guys.
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I have had luck with a small c clamp and some very tiny nuts that are taller than the shifter sleeve (no pun intended). You can set them in the squares and then use the c clamp to tighten...pull up and a few taps with a hammer. I've also wedged screw drivers in it but that way is harder.

I'm in SoCal so not much rust (at least on that part of the Jeep haha)...But every time I have to take that shifter handle off it's a fight.

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I use a small pair of regular tipped welders vise grips (6") to pinch the tabs close and then simply pull the shift lever off. Going back on, the vise grips are not needed.


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post #6 of 6 Old 06-14-2021, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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I had to take the whole unit off the tranny and beat it with a hammer to get it to remove. It was crazy stuck but is now free. Thanks for the advice.
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