watkins wrote:theholycow wrote:monkeyhunk wrote:My shift knob doesn't screw off. Some research dug up some people saying if you pull on it for all you're worth you might get it but be careful not to sock yourself in the mouth. One guy talked of using a dye to thread the shifter to accept conventional knobs. Ridiculous.....
You're probably supposed to remove the lever from the car, attach it to a workbench, and use a puller or press of some sort...and you could probably rig something to operate similarly in the car, thereby avoiding punching yourself in the face. If nothing else you could build a long lever and stand outside the car at the end of it with the other end on a block on the seat.
No, you literally just pull it off. Official Chrysler instructions:
"1. Firmly pull up on gearshift knob (1) to remove from the gearshift mechanism (2)."
What we do when a shifter knob or transfer case shifter knob is particularly feisty is loosely clamp vice grips around the shifter lever and hit them up with a hammer. The knob pops right off
That depends on what year your car is. If the knob is tall and separate from the boot, like this one:
It is meant to be replaceable in service.
Later years used a knob which was not meant to be serviceable. The knob is more bulbous. The top of the lever has a knurled section that the knob is pressed onto. You can squeeze the knob in a vise to crack it apart and then you're on your own as far as adapting some other shift knob to the lever. Maybe something with set-screws, glued-on, or with a threaded insert and a lock-nut (you'll have to tap threads into the top of the lever).