Floor shifter trouble

Discussion in '1955-1959' started by 58fleetside, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. 58fleetside

    58fleetside Member

    Jan 18, 2008
    Boulder, CO
    I am having trouble getting the collar that holds the floor shifter to the transmission. Any help out there?
  2. Bill Hanlon

    Bill Hanlon Member

    Jun 4, 2002
    Fredericksburg TX
    Start by putting the tranny in neutral. Remove the shift lever. Now try to install the collar. If it won't go without the shift lever, it certainly won't go with the lever in place.

    Once you get the collar to go on easily, remove the collar and re-install the shift lever in neutral.

    You have to press down against a spring, then turn. I use a pair of channel lock pliers, adjusted so the side of the jaws contact the top of the ball through the opening of the collar. Push down and turn clockwise with the pliers. They will grab the opening on the top of the collar and turn the whole collar.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2017

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