Gear knob removal

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Neviiim
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Gear knob removal

Post by Neviiim »

I'm about to break my wrists yet the gear knob won't move a single unit even when I twist it like a mad man (to the left ofc..) so any tips are welcomed.
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Gear knob removal

Post by DOH »

They are not usually that tight , however try using a pair of marigold washing up gloves, as they often give extra grip for similar items e.g stuck light bulbs in a light fitting
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Gear knob removal

Post by grogee »

Failing that you could try one of those nylon strap wrenches for getting oil filters off, as you turn the ratchet it tightens the strap. If it slips you could put a bit of old inner tube in to help it stay put.
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Gear knob removal

Post by Van_Dammesque »

Try spraying a little wd40 under the knob, catching any runs and avoiding stray spray.
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Gear knob removal

Post by mmc757 »

Dummy check: Is it an aftermarket knob?
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