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How to remove gear shift knob on '10 Fusion w/ 3 pedals?

bryski6bryski6 WestCentral ILPosts: 7
edited August 2016 in Ford
Just bought a car in West Central IL and want to tweak with a ski pole handle.

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  • steverstever Posts: 52,457
    No idea, but makes me wish I had a manual transmission again. :)

    (And I even switched to the dark side back when I was in snow country).

    Your knob may have splines instead of threads, meaning you would get something like a balljoint fork, stick it under the knob, and whack it. Be a bummer to whack it though and discover threads under there. Some heat may help get the old one off too.

    Anyone?
  • bryski6bryski6 WestCentral ILPosts: 7
    Thanx guys but no threads. I twist left a full turn then right. It didn't tighten any? What are splines and how do I check for them?
  • bryski6bryski6 WestCentral ILPosts: 7
    Had more time last night and YES 20+ turns and its off! Well done guys. Thanx!
  • steverstever Posts: 52,457
    That sounds better than beating it with a hammer.

    Please take a photo and post a pic of the new shift handle.
  • bryski6bryski6 WestCentral ILPosts: 7
    Problem now is can't find a nut to fit threads . Have tried 10mm x 1.00,1.25 and 1.50 pitch nothing fits?!? A friend suggested cutting the core out of OEM handle. Will check it out.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,457
    edited August 2016
    This is turning out to be quite the project. I dunno though, I'd kind of want to save the original in case you wind up not liking the mod. May want to try a $11 one from Walmart. Or get a thread insert from eBay.
  • bryski6bryski6 WestCentral ILPosts: 7
    Simple! Wooden dowel bored 3/8 and it screwed on nicely. KISS should have been my 1st thought.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,457
    edited August 2016
    lol, very cool.

    Maybe you need to kludge the other one to replace the e-brake handle. Just don't grab the wrong one downshifting on a double black ess turn.
  • bryski6bryski6 WestCentral ILPosts: 7
    Thanx, Several red fusions in town . Don't know how many have a cool shifter but mine IS the only one with
    full moon caps.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,457
    Hm, no ski rack. Got short twin tips that fit inside with one of the split rear seats down?

    Hey, no slush build-up in the rims with that set-up. My old Outback would pick up 40 pounds of ice in the rims.
  • bryski6bryski6 WestCentral ILPosts: 7
    The ski-rack fits on the window. Already did the field test. Photo coming soon
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