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Ok, I admit, i rest my hand on there sometimes while driving.. now it kinda wiggles if i shake it.. before i go taking it apart trying to find a nut and bolt to tighten... anything i should be aware of? Such as not being able to tighten it back up LOL

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There was a topic on a loose shift handle not that long ago, all you have to do is pull down on the plastic column piece and it will expose a screw, apply lock-tight I believe its called and put the screw back in, pull the cover up and it won't loosen again.

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There was a topic on a loose shift handle not that long ago, all you have to do is pull down on the plastic column piece and it will expose a screw, apply lock-tight I believe its called and put the screw back in, pull the cover up and it won't loosen again.
Awesome, ill have to search for that thread.. I didnt before i posted because I thought i was the only idiot to rest my hand on the shift knob

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Originally posted by afi292+Dec 15 2005, 01:50 PM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (afi292 @ Dec 15 2005, 01:50 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-magiceye@Dec 15 2005, 12:24 PM
There was a topic on a loose shift handle not that long ago, all you have to do is pull down on the plastic column piece and it will expose a screw, apply lock-tight I believe its called and put the screw back in, pull the cover up and it won't loosen again.
Awesome, ill have to search for that thread.. I didnt before i posted because I thought i was the only idiot to rest my hand on the shift knob [/b][/quote]
You're not the only one that rests their hand there.
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I wouldn't use locktite. If you want to be able to get those screws off if something ever breaks in there.

When you slide the sleeve down (it will go, just give it a little pressure), you'll see two screws. If you want to pull the shift handle off, and maybe spray some compressed air in there to clean it out, you can at this point, just make sure you hold in the push button, as there is a spring inside that will fly out and go missing if you don't (ask me how I know that <_< ). If not, just tighten those two screws. Odds are they are loose. Before I pulled mine off a couple months ago, the handle was loose as hell. Now, the screws are tight, and hopefully will be for the next 100K! No wiggles for me!

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You can use BLUE Loctite. It'll hold and still come loose when you need it to.

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I wouldn't use locktite. If you want to be able to get those screws off if something ever breaks in there.

When you slide the sleeve down (it will go, just give it a little pressure), you'll see two screws. If you want to pull the shift handle off, and maybe spray some compressed air in there to clean it out, you can at this point, just make sure you hold in the push button, as there is a spring inside that will fly out and go missing if you don't (ask me how I know that <_< ). If not, just tighten those two screws. Odds are they are loose. Before I pulled mine off a couple months ago, the handle was loose as hell. Now, the screws are tight, and hopefully will be for the next 100K! No wiggles for me!

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what do you mean by sleeve?

I know that the plastic mold peice snaps off... (i know this because i took it off , now it wont seat properly.. i think im missing something?)

what plastic sleeve are you talking about..?

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There is a plastic sleeve that sits on the shaft of the shifter itself. You'll see the handle, and directly below it, there's a black plastic cylinder. That is the sleeve. Push it straight down, and it should slide right down.

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Where the hell have you been?

My shifter is kinda loose, but its 10 years old so what on it wouldnt be loose by now


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