February, 25, 2007 AT 7:07 PM

Hi, simple question:

I have a 1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse and I just want to pop on a new shift knob. I bought a generic " kit" which had pedals and a knob, but I'm not sure how to put it on. The knob seems generic, I was browsing around Walmart, Autozon, Checkers, and all the knobs are about the same.

The knob on the mitsu is leather and seems to be pretty fluid from top down into the boot. I'm just unsure how the old knob comes off, or whether the new one will fit properly with the leather boot (it's a manual shift).

So I'm wondering if anybody knows how to remove the knob of the mitsu, or whether it will look nice without replacing the entire boot.

I noticed that the knob does twist if I twist it, but I'm not sure where the thread is that I'm unthreading! If it's down under the boot, it may be hard to put it back on, I just don't know.

Any help would be nice! Thanks.


3 Answers



February, 25, 2007 AT 9:01 PM

The threads on the shifter are under the knob and I would think if you spun the old one off you would have no problem installing the new one, very simple operation just mske sure when you put the new on it fits good

good luck


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February, 25, 2007 AT 11:33 PM

Ya, you're right. I spun off the old one and hoped for the best. The threaded part is well above the end of the boot.

Here is the end result. The new knob is generic, it isn't even threaded, you just use a plastic bushing to make it fit snug, then some little hex screws to tighted it on the shaft. And finally a cover fitting which screws up from the bottom to hide the hex screws.

Luckily it all looks nice except for one thing. The cover plate on the bottom will not thread properly when the screws are tight, but it will thread properly when loose. It's very strange. I think what is happening is when the screw it tightened, it causes the knob to move a little, preventing proper threading of the cover piece. I dunno. I have to try again in the daylight.
But it's odd, it threads right on, but if I tighten the screw (and thus secure the knob), I can't thread the cover. Rather annoying actually.




February, 26, 2007 AT 8:41 AM

Yeah aftermarket stuff really never works right, you always have to modify it and make it work

god luck

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