Failed my mustang today :/

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  1. RyanCess

    RyanCess Member

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    Tried to replace my stock shifter with a short shifter and everything was going well until i got to the part where i actually had to remove the shifter from the transmission. Have any of you encountered this problem and came out successful?
     
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    Whats wrong with removing a shifter? unbolt it and it comes right off? right? Do you have any more details or photos of your issue.
     
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    Its probably stuck on with some good rtv. When I installed my shifter I used blue rtv and that stuff holds! I had use a pry bar on the side of the shifter base and try to break the seal. Also had to hit the side of the shifter base with a hammer.
     
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    Its stuck on there probably do to the seal they used. Its the stock shifter that came with the car back in 1998.
     
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    Can you use a screw driver to pry it off?
     
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    I tried. I couldn't get enough leverage. This is where I got stuck. I couldn't take this off. Also, I did remove the bolts this was just a picture i took during the process.

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    Was gonna say, uhhhhh the bolts are still in it, lol. Can you reach from the bottom with a punch and a hammer? seems like i recall that face being stamped steel that bends around each side. A really long extension (a few together also) would prob work too.
     
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    A flat pry bar and hammer should do the trick. Otherwise you can pull the transmission and do it that way. Tee hee.
     
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    I pulled my transmission and changed the shifter.




    I had to pull the engine too, but that's unrelated lol.
     
  10. RyanCess

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    Could I damage the transmission that way?
     
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    Assuming the shifter bolts are indeed out...no, their will be no damage cause the rtv seal will give up and release.
     
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    Ok ok and how exactly would I do that? Like where do I need to put the pry bar?
     
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    Between the shifter and the transmission.
     
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    so put the flat bar on the left or right side of the shifter and hit the flat bar with the hammer? I can do this from inside the car?
     
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    Make sure them four bolts are out first. Yes inside. When I changed my fluid last month I filled it through the shifter access. It was stuck on there same as yours. Just use good strong flat tip screwdriver and presto chango.

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    Left, right, top, bottom, shouldn't matter. Either way you're prying it upwards. And yes from inside the car.
     
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    And can I replace the flat bar with a screw driver like laserredgt said?
     
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    Sure. But if it's really stuck on there you'd get more leverage with a pry bar. Just do what you gotta do to take it off. You can also tap the mounting handle with a rubber mallet to try and break it loose if it's never come off before.
     
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    Whats the mounting handle? So many questions I know lol :/ and yeah it's never came off before.
     
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    Literally just smack that ***** around like it owes you money and it'll come right off.