07-06-2011, 08:20 AM
I have to say I really feel like a "dumb blonde" for asking this, but HOW do I get the darn gear knob off ??? I've Googled (not so many hits for the 99-model, though), and some say twist anti-clockwise with a wrench or pliers, some say just pull up, some twist while pulling, others cut it off with a hacksaw and finally one who said he heated the metal with a hair dryer until it was very, very hot and then pulled the knob off. So far I've just done the twisting and pulling until my face turned blue, but no luck :brickwall: (Sigh, it was sooo easy on my old Lancer - just a gentle twist and it was off...) So before I go and find a wrench / hacksaw / hammer / blowtorch / acid / dynamite, I thought I'd ask here in case someone has a less extreme method. I'm guessing the main problem is that I'm not strong enough and just need a guy with big muscles...? :oops: But it would be really satisfying if I could do it myself instead of calling my brother, so any suggestions will be highly appreciated, guys (I haven't tried twisting with a wrench yet though cause I'm a bit afraid I'll damage something).
1999 Berlingo 1.8i Multispace, 195.000 km, bought May 2011 :woop: , southern part of Norway