76 fj40 stick shift removal.

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by joefj, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. joefj

    joefj

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    I have an aftermarket stick shift in my 4 speed and cannot figure out how to remove it. The clutch has gone up and this is the only thing holding me up. Any help please.
     
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    push the silver "cup" down and twist counterclockwise(i think??) about 1/4 turn.
     
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    If you have to, remove the whole top cover. Otherwise there is a spring loaded locking ring that you have to push down on and turn CCW. Some have used 2 slot screwdrivers to push and turn.
     
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    I've had pretty good luck using a pair of big channelocks or a pipe wrench - it's a PITA but shouldn't bee too tough
     
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    Mine turns clockwise to undo
     
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    ive always had trouble with mine so i cut some of the spring thats holds the pressure.works nice now.
     
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    Thanks people

    I will try tonight to remove the thorn in my project.
     
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    Clockwise on mine and no problem, thanks
     
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    Shifter "Cup"

    I have a stock 3 speed from 73 and am looking for the name of that “cup” piece that holds the shifter in place. Does any one know what it is called?
    Thanks
     
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