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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-10-2017, 05:19 AM Thread Starter
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How to remove gearshift lever?

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Does anyone know how too remove the chrome part of the gearshift lever so I can install the inner shift boot? I tried unscrewing it and prying it with no success. Thanks for any help!


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-10-2017, 06:33 AM
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Hi Chris, I have this drawing and have no idea who made it. Hope it helps.

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Chris, mine wouldn't come off either, by twisting or pulling. But I tried again the other day and a combination of the two did the trick! The internal rubber bits are pretty tight. I suggest to try it while the engine/tranny are cold; so the shift lever is as contracted as possible. Every little bit helps!

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2017, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for the info...I'll keep trying
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Chris, I replaced both my inner and outer shift boots, only removing the shift knob, which you can wiggle and pull straight up off the gear shift lever. The inner shift boot came from Classic Alfa with a bit of a disclaimer about whether it would fit a Montreal or not.

The rubber boot was a very tight fit! I boiled a bowl of water, threw the shift boot in the hot water and ran out to the garage with it. On about the 5th attempt, I got lucky and the boot slid over the transmission.

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Got the boot on by using spray silicone and some muscle. Can't believe the boot fit over the lever. But it works perfectly. Thanks for the suggestions.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-15-2017, 08:11 AM
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Chris,

Glad to hear that things worked out for you. I never thought to use silicone on the gear shift lever (and tower?). Hot water works miracles for tight tubes, hoses and stiff rubber parts.

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