View Full Version : shortshifter install problem

09-08-2005, 07:41 PM
i cant seeem to get these two screws loose:


ive used the proper sized wrench and cant get them to budge. any ideas? i dont want to strip the nut

09-08-2005, 08:06 PM
I can't see the pic(host probably blocked by firewall) but you really need to use an allen socket to get them loose rather than an ordinary alen wrench. Most of the shifter related screws are put on with thread locker so they don't come loose. The initial breaking loose is real tough.

09-08-2005, 08:17 PM
here is what the correct tool looks like, its a ball-ended allen key.


09-08-2005, 08:22 PM
They are tricky to get to because of the angle. Are you sure you had the wrench on all the way. If that's a no go just use some liquid wrench.

09-08-2005, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by jaredpgh
here is what the correct tool looks like, its a ball-ended allen key.

What short shifter is that?

09-08-2005, 08:49 PM
heh, that was my dieselgeek. his pic was a red x up until a minute ago, so i thought he was talking about a different bolt (with an allen head obvi).

But for those bolts, definitely use a socket.

09-08-2005, 08:54 PM
Throw on a socket and give er'!!

09-08-2005, 08:56 PM
Yeah use a socket, extension, and wratchet on everything alen or hex on the shifter and you will have no problem.

09-09-2005, 12:10 AM
socket, swivel, breaker bar would do the job.

09-09-2005, 12:25 AM
yups, i didnt have a problem with those. just tug a little harder!!

09-09-2005, 03:05 AM
got it in, god damn its secks for my hand!

edit: its a stratmosphere

09-09-2005, 05:37 AM
Yup, those two can be a beotch. Patience is key. I have a 98 so my shifter console opening is even smaller than yours[mad]. Imagine working to get those out at even more of an angle.

What gave me trouble was getting the bolt and rectangular washer to properly thread on the second (bottom) linkage.

That was a major beotch!