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How to Remove Shift Knob on Jeep Wrangler

Replacing your shifter knob and bezel will not only improve the aesthetic of your JK Wrangler, but it will also offer you a firmer shifter feel, as the factory shift knob is prone to becoming loose due to the lack of threads. Removing the shift knob is also a challenge because of this.

Shift Knob Removing

Turn the knob full left then full right with a strap wrench to break the cup that holds the knob in place. Pull up on the knob after you’ve done that. When pulling up on the knob, be careful not to strike yourself in the face. I was able to remove my automated shift knob, but the transfer knob refused to come off, as previously stated. I smashed it with a cutoff wheel, but I was able to get it off in the end. At the bottom of the plastic peace, simply use a little control screw drive. If you pull it loose, the top will come off easily

  • To remove the console for Linex, I accomplished it like this.
  • When you move the shifter 3-5 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise while pulling it, the internal metal clip gradually unclips.
  • Immediately, the shifter pops off.
  • If you put a pair of vice grips on the shaft very loosely, you can whack the shifter from below and it should pop off; if it doesn’t, you can grab the hammer and tap it off without damaging the shift knob.

Instructions for Assembly

  1. Remove the gear shift knob first. Using a large pipe wrench and rotating counterclockwise, remove the factory shifter is the simplest method. To avoid damage, wrap the shifter with a soft towel or something similar.

2. After removing the shifter, just push in the front end until the bracket can be removed.

3. Do not remove the rubber boot from the bracket; we will need it for the installation. An alcohol swab should be used to clean the bottom rung of the rubber boot.

4. Drape the new leather boot over the old rubber boot, bringing the leather to just below the rubber boot’s bottom. The leather boot’s panels should be a perfect match for the old boot’s sides. Lift the edges of the leather boot back and bond the old rubber boot to the new leather with either gorilla-glue or hot-glue. Keep the edges of the leather flush with the old rubber boot to prevent the leather from falling below it.

5. Allow for overnight drying of the glue.

6. Carefully cut the first rung of the old accordian style boot completely around the interior with a straight razor or a sharp knife.

 Installation guide for a jeep wrangler tj shift boot

  1. Remove the gear shift knob first. Using a large pipe wrench and rotating counterclockwise, remove the factory shifter is the simplest method. To avoid damage, wrap the shifter with a soft towel or something similar
  2. After removing the shifter, just push in the front end until the bracket can be removed
  3.  Do not remove the rubber boot from the bracket; we will need it for the installation. An alcohol swab should be used to clean the bottom rung of the rubber boot.
  4. Drape the new leather boot over the old rubber boot, bringing the leather to just below the rubber boot’s bottom. The leather boot’s panels should be a perfect match for the old boot’s sides. Keep the edges of the leather flush with the old rubber boot to prevent the leather from falling below it. It is critical to note this.
  5. Allow for overnight drying of the glue.
  6. Carefully cut the first rung of the old accordian style boot completely around the interior with a straight razor or a sharp knife.
  7. To avoid cutting the leather, remember to cut shallowly.

The shifter knob can be removed in two ways, as far as I am aware.

Use your hands, a strap wrench, or a pipe wrench to twist the shifter knob back and forth. This effectively enlarges the hole by bending the clip and the plastic around it. This loosens it since the notch in the shifter lever no longer has 100 percent purchases on it.

Wrap a strap around the knob and pull it off with a pulley or something similar over the top of the roll cage. The clip is now entirely ruined. If reusing it isn’t important to you, that’s fine.

How do I take my shift knob off?

  1. While replacing the shifter knob, activate the parking brake to keep the vehicle from rolling away.
  2. If you have a manual transmission, set the gear shift knob to second, fourth, or reverse. Put the gearshift in neutral if your car has an automatic transmission.
  3. Feel the base of the gear shift knob where it links to the shaft with your hand. To separate it from the shaft, press down on the plastic ring at the base.
  4. To remove the knob from the shaft, grab the top of the knob with one hand and pull up with firm pressure.

How do you remove the shifter knob on a 2003 Jeep Wrangler?

It simply pulls straight up. Just be careful not to knock yourself out when it lets go.

How do you remove the shifter knob on a Jeep YJ?

Turn the lock nut in the same direction as you would if you were screwing it on to the shifter; this will pull the nut away from the shifter knob, allowing you to unscrew it.

How to remove jeep wrangler 4wd shift knob?

Consider leaving the rubber on. Using a flathead screwdriver, pry the top off by pushing it between the plastic and the rubber. The metal clip should be removed. The knob will slide right off after the clip is removed.

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