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Old 03-15-2016, 10:11 PM   #1
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Okay, so this is only my second post here and idk what category it really falls into so here ya go: Today I decided I was going to take off my shift knob and put back on my oem one. At first the knob was threading off no problem, but near the end became really stuck on for some reason. I wound up using a bit of excessive force and turned the shift knob pretty hard, this caused it to break off. I just used my bare hands not a vice grip or anything. Keep in mind it is only a plastic dragon ball shift knob. However I am now concerned that I may have potentially damaged a component of my SPT shifter or possibly transmission. I don't exactly have a reason to believe I did, I am just fearful that I might've.
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Old 03-16-2016, 12:47 AM   #2
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Highly doubtful, the knob broke, that's where the energy went. The shifter would be visually damaged and you didn't do anything to the transmission.
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Old 03-16-2016, 01:21 PM   #3
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Ok I was wondering because people say it's not even good to rest your hand on top of your shift knob while driving. So I figured I could've easily screwed something up with the force I used to take off the knob.
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Old 03-16-2016, 01:23 PM   #4
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Ok I was wondering because people say it's not even good to rest your hand on top of your shift knob while driving. So I figured I could've easily screwed something up with the force I used to take off the knob.
you don't want to rest your hand on the knob while all the bits inside your transmission are spinning around, i.e. driving.
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:11 PM   #5
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you don't want to rest your hand on the knob while all the bits inside your transmission are spinning around, i.e. driving.
Meh, All it does is put a little bit of excess wear on the shift fork, and maybe wear on the synchros. Doesn't do anything to the gears themselves.
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:37 PM   #6
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Meh, All it does is put a little bit of excess wear on the shift fork, and maybe wear on the synchros. Doesn't do anything to the gears themselves.
Yea I know, I was just telling him that the chances of doing any damage to the transmission with the car off are basically zero
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:00 PM   #7
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If your car was off, then nothing was hurt except your dragon ball.
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