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Shift Knob and Linkage

Discussion in 'Daytona and Laser' started by samainfirenight, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. samainfirenight

    samainfirenight New Member

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    Hi All, I am new to the group. It is a pleasure to introduce myself. I am a cool chic living in MI, and I love cars!

    Ok, so to the ? I have a 1991 Dodge Daytona ES, non-turbo. I am putting Booger Bushings in the linkage.
    First problem I have is the shift knob, I have searched google and here, but can't find the steps to get the knob off of my car. I have a custom knob to go back on it, so I don't mind if the old one breaks...I pull the little tabs back, pulled, twisted, it will not budge!

    Any help will be greatly appreciated!!
     
  2. Bob ONeill

    Bob ONeill 325,000+ miles and counting...
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    I'm not sure on the '91 but on my '86 it simply spins off like a nut on a bolt.
     
  3. samainfirenight

    samainfirenight New Member

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    Thank you for your reply. I've tried twisting, but it won't budge. I know the Daytona's changed the manual shift area in 1990, so I don't know if the shift knob was one of those changes?
     
  4. Bob Lincoln

    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES"
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    For your vintage Daytona, pull the shift boot down on the lever, and you should see a long plastic tab on each side of the lever which has a hole through it, that snaps over a peg on each side. Gently pry each tab with screwdrivers to clear the tabs over the pegs and pull the shift knob up and off.
     
  5. ka9yhd

    ka9yhd Active Member

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    My 87 Shelby CSX the shift knob just unscrews like a nut.
     
  6. marty mopar

    marty mopar Active Member

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    it has 2 tabs on it and DOES NOT spin off....see Bob's post above. 1990-93 have tabs, 1989 and earlier spin off.
     
  7. TurboPacifica

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    Check for sign of glue.
    the last owner could have Gorilla Glued it on.
    It happened to me.
     
  8. Bob Lincoln

    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES"
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    GUYS.....read my post, and Marty's. It pries off and up, it does NOT unscrew, for 1990+.
     
  9. Perrym1229

    Perrym1229 New Member

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    The 90 and up shifters had 2 little plastic tabs on each side of the knob that clicked into the shifter. Pull those plastic tabs out a little and pull up on the shifter.
     

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