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Arrow Removing gear knob.

Seen a few posts on this matter, some say twist and others say pull.

No matter what I do, it just doesn't come off.. Anyone ever had that problem when it was really really tight? And how did you fix it ? Is it possible someone's super glued it down cause it really won't come off. Anyone got any clues on what I can do?

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Re: Removing gear knob.

Just pull it out, heat and hammer helps a lot
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Re: Removing gear knob.

Grip it with some water pump pliers and give the pliers a whack with a hammer. That's how I did mine
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Re: Removing gear knob.

On such an old car it may well be a replacement.. thats been glued in place


My nephews 16v had obviously had it removed to change the gaiter.. now it came off on most 2nd and 4th selections

I used Epoxy.. : SOLID

you may want to cut the knob down the sides and SPLIT it... if you have a replacement
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Re: Removing gear knob.

Hair drier is your source of heat. If you are taking your knob off and replacing it with a different one, hacksaw is your chosen tool.
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Re: Removing gear knob.

The knob does not come off so it screws back in place. If you get it off you have to glue it back on.
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Quote Originally Posted by judderbar View Post
The knob does not come off so it screws back in place. If you get it off you have to glue it back on.
Exactly.. some are threaded ..
A 188 punto is not

Its a tight fit from the factory.. and once forced loose..it will stay loose.

This question has been asked for 18 years on here
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Re: Removing gear knob.

Thank you to everyone whose responded, I will try a hair dryer or something with heat. If that does not work, I will go with the pliers idea and hammer it out.

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