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Old 01-01-2002, 19:54   #1 (permalink)
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Question how to take off shifter knob?

hi, i'm new here, and i just got me a nice '93 Probe SE, REEED :)) i love it so much. it's my first car. :) i'm in Toronto, Ontario. and i'm really amazed that there exists a forum for ppl w/ probes! wow.

my question:
i wanna replace the shifter knob but i can't seem to figure out how to take it off! it's my first car, and i don't now much (read: at all) about cars. it doesn't wanna twist off. there's some kind of a nut, underneath the knob, but unscrewing it doesn't do anything.

anybody got any ideas? i'm pretty sure the shifter knob is stock, tho not 100% sure. it's black, round, plastic.

tx for your help.

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Old 01-02-2002, 03:11   #2 (permalink)
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Defeintly sounds stock to me. If it is the stock knob, yes, you take it off by twisting it. It can be vert tigh sometimes, but you have to twist it counter-clockwise about a 1/2 million times. Simply put, it is threaded pretty small, so you will have to twist it for awhile. It will come off though if it is stock.

There is one extreme though, it might be stripped. If that is the case, you're gonna have to prbably just pull it off. I doubt that is the case though myself.


On a minor note, congratulations on picking a Probe! Great car, and welcome!

If you think this is something, go to www.probetalk.com It is NOTHING but Probes.
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Yep, that sounds correct to me. Welcome to FF by the way. Enjoy your stay!
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Old 04-25-2002, 14:54   #4 (permalink)
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You should just be able to twist it off. Try pulling up a little too.
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Old 04-30-2002, 23:50   #6 (permalink)
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The manual shifter knob screws off (counterclockwise, IIRC).

The automatic shift knob has a screw on the passenger side of the knob, and on the side that faces the stereo.
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