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Originally Posted by barncobob id try one of those chain wrenches, looks like bicycle chain with a handle on it, piece of pipe for a cheater bar. i think they

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Old 04-29-2017, 09:43 PM   #16 (permalink)
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id try one of those chain wrenches, looks like bicycle chain with a handle on it, piece of pipe for a cheater bar. i think they make one for oil filters that would be the right size.
The chain wrench is about the only tool I haven't tried yet. Will try this as well. Somethings gotta budge this SOB.
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:46 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I would just leave it with that nice weathered look.
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I got it off finally LOL. Had to buy another vice grip and lifted the boot, had to get my colleague to help grip the bottom while I used the other vice grip to counter turn the knob....that still took us 15-20 mins to get it off....rip OEM knob you PITA. -- OEM knob free if anyone wants it

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I want to find the F!cker at Nissan that spec'd a gallon of thread locker on the shift knob and get an explanation.
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I got it off finally LOL. Had to buy another vice grip and lifted the boot, had to get my colleague to help grip the bottom while I used the other vice grip to counter turn the knob....rip OEM knob you PITA. -- OEM knob free if anyone wants it
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Nissan must've used two bottles of loctite on the threads. The f#cking shift knob is on there for good. They may have even fused it on. I have used every tool and every method from every thread and no joy. I will figure something out, even if I have to destroy that POS OEM knob.
DESTROY THAT POS. I HATE IT. I'm going to hammer it into pieces because of what it put me through, that SOB.


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On a more serious note; I think a vice grip on the bottom part after you lift the boot, and a microfiber cloth + strap wrench (or another vice grip like me) and turn both at the same time will work 100%; bottom one clockwise, top part(the knob) counter-clock wise and turn together so the bottom is resisting.
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:01 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Best DIY thread hehe. You should ship this back to Nissan with a note "F YOU!!!"
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Best DIY thread hehe. You should ship this back to Nissan with a note "F YOU!!!"
You beat me to the keyboard, lol. I would translate the "F You" into Japanese so that there is no confusion when they open the package.
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some Z's come from the factory using waaay too much loctite and does not come off without shredding the knob. even if u duct tape over it, the knob itself can not withstand the amount of torque from the twisting and comes apart. yes, scratchless but in pieces.'

if a strap wrench worked for u, consider urself lucky.
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Oh man! I got my shift knob off in 10 minutes with my dad and I taking turns twisting it with our hands. And I thought mine was hard, Jesus Christ!

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Don't worry about the transmission. The shifter doesn't go directly into the transmission, it bolts to linkage that runs to the transmission.
But you can bend the shifter linkage if you don't put a wrench on it under the boot.

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I got it off finally LOL. Had to buy another vice grip and lifted the boot, had to get my colleague to help grip the bottom while I used the other vice grip to counter turn the knob....that still took us 15-20 mins to get it off....rip OEM knob you PITA. -- OEM knob free if anyone wants it
Take it to a dealer and tell them it fell apart in your hand while shifting gears
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Looks like you had a lot of fun removing the stock shift knob :O
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Oh crap! Mine was off in 2 minutes, and even took a break. I wrapped a rag around it, then duct tape around the rag. Put a 12" pipe wrench on it to break the loc-tite. Then unscrewed by hand.
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It appears that Nissan progressively increased the amount of loctite every year. Hence a '12 has more loctite than an '11 but less than a '13. In '15 Nissan stopped using loctite and began using super crazy glue!
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In '15 Nissan stopped using loctite and began using super crazy glue!
In '15 Nissan stopped using loctite and started welding the threads to the shifter.
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