Remove the shift knob. If the shift knob is stock, pry off the plastic cap (with shift pattern) with a small screwdriver. Once the cap is removed, take two screwdrivers, and by prying against the the shift knob, lift out the retaining clip. Unscrew the knob. Once the knob is off squeeze the leather boot along the bottom where it goes through the console and that should be it!Topgun said:I have an installed (not by me) Hurst shifter and would like to do this mod. How do I pull up the leather boot to expose the boot underneath to install the rubber cap? Thanks!
From what I understand, on the 03-04 models, there is a plastic ring inside the boot and this needs to be cut out. I guess the rubber on plastic doesn't grip well enough and you wind up with what you've described. Can you check to see if that is the case and if so maybe you can cut it out and then reinsert the plug. I've had mine in for over a year and it's still in there!HDRAMROD said:You know, I've tried the fix with the 2'' and with the 1 1/2" cap and I can't seem to get it right.
The 2" I put on with the flat part up and tried to get the factory boot to fit inside the cap......couldn't do it. Then I switched it around. With the flat side down and the open en up, it's just sitting there on top of everything. I drove with it like that for about 2 weeks. The noise has gone away almost completely but the vibration noise is still very apparent under medium to hard excelleration!
This weekend, I went and got the 1 1/2" version. When i took the thing apart again, there was a lot of frayed rubber down in the hole.....I guess from the cap and the stock boot rubbing together. Now, with the 1 1/2", I put it on with the flat side down and tried to fit it inside the stock boot opening. I could just about get it all in there but, when I ran through the gears(without even driving the car)the cap popped out. So, whew.....lol, I turned it upside down. With the open side of the cap down and the flat side up, I managed to fit it into the stock boot. I'm still haveing the same problem. The damn thing is working it's way out again.
Is there something wrong with me or am I not doing this thing the right way again? Please help! :mah:
:lol: :lol: :lol:DarkHelmet said:Jub,
I was thinking of gluing the rubber boot to your plumbing mod to negate the slipping (I did have to cut out that plastic ring).
My Hurst is still noisier but only at WOT and the feel makes up for it (between the exhaust, the tires, and the Hurst, I can see her lips moving but I can't here a thing she is saying). Life is good.
thanks jub jub... i think i might give this mod a try. i tried using dynamat, and that stuff almost totally eliminates the noise... UNTIL it rips. it's not made for moving parts.Now that I think about it, I think most of my noise came from the shifter "stop bolts". ... I decided to do away with them all together because they are not really needed. The stock shifter doesn't use them because the shift rods are travel limited.