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Old 09-29-2008, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default Help I can't get my new shifter into the socket!

I've tried to rubber mallet but I cant get this dang thing to seat into the socket. I'm trying to install a kartboy shifter and it's just not going in. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:02 PM   #2
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Take a really long screwdriver or something of ur liking , put it through the shifter lever hole... leverage it underneath the shifter console and push down. should pop right in
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:05 PM   #3
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:06 PM   #4
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The rubber mallet shouldn't hurt the threads. Don't be afraid to whack it pretty hard.

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Old 09-29-2008, 06:06 PM   #5
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:10 PM   #6
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take the socket out and install it on the SS out of the car. then put it all back in the car together.
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:11 PM   #7
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use a plastic dead blow. a rubber hammer will absorb most of the force.

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Old 09-29-2008, 06:16 PM   #8
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thanks for the tips, how might one remove the socket if the plastic hammer doesn't work?
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Rubber mallet.

You're thinking wrong.

Find a piece of wood and grab yourself a 10 lb maul. Put the wood on the stick to protect the threads and smack it with the maul. It'll go in like butter.

The key to this whole thing is having a high impact force. It'll take you a year to get that shifter to pop in with a low impact device like a rubber mallet.
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:33 PM   #10
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ok so i won't hurt the tranny or anything if i hit it hard?
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:47 PM   #11
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there is a little "c" clip that holds it in. I am assuming you didn't take it out before you ripped your old shifter out. you should remove it before you wack it in any more
If you all ready did then wack it harder, but it should slide right in, then reinstll the c clip

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The right way is to pull out the clip take out the bushing and re-assmble. The easy way is use a block of wood and a hammer. I use a block of wood and a big hammer.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:38 PM   #13
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quit being a girl and nail the funky piss out of it one good time!

No, seriously. It needs a good wack, preferably with a plastic hammer. Like Tom said, the rubber just doesn't cut it.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:58 PM   #14
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ok guys I got it in finally. I drove to home depot a got a bright orange dead blow hammer and it only took two tries to get it in. Thanks for the input. On the more self deprecating side, while I my girlfriend was out I asked her to pick up a "plastic mallet" and she came home with a wiffle bat. No lie...
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:30 AM   #15
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^^^ LMAO!

That's FUN-E right there! I was knee deep in a project on my car one evening and needed a couple metric nuts and bolts. I gave my wife one bolt and one nut and said bring me back 5 of each. Pretty easy, right? I mean, she has a nut and a bolt so she can find a nut to fit the bolt, and a bolt to fit the nut........

She came back with 10 of everything I DIDN'T need.
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