short shifter

ade225R

Full member
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england / bristol
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seat leon cupra r
Just bought a forge short shifter ... And for the life of me i cant pull the old shifter offf... Yes i have removed the 13mm nut ,,, but it is not budging any 1 got any tips
 

TCJBOLDIE

Torque King
Points
667
From
Brisbane
Car
JB Starion
Just bought a forge short shifter ... And for the life of me i cant pull the old shifter offf... Yes i have removed the 13mm nut ,,, but it is not budging any 1 got any tips
:confused: when all else fails read installation instructions :bigsmile:

PS IF you have them ;)
 

VAGPanda

New member
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138
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Deal
Car
Leon FR TFSI
Just fit the same kit to a 57 model. They just pull off if anyone was wondering, makes sense to change the bushings at the same time.
Get anything to lever it off.
 

old-git

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617
From
Essex
Car
Elan & Robin Hood
Before buying a bigger hammer, call Forge. They make them so they should know how to fit them.
 

VAGPanda

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138
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Deal
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Leon FR TFSI
They are just held on by a 13mm onto a splined rod, after taking off the 13mm bolt the only thing holding it in place is the friction between the shifter and the splined rod. A good tug did mine.
Only a retaining clip holds the rod end in place. The new shifter will only go on one way as the splined rod has a blank spline on it and the shift mech to match.
 

old-git

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Essex
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Elan & Robin Hood
In that case, get someone to pull on the lever while you tap it with a hammer as near to the splines as possible. The vibration of the gear lever should loosen the grip between the splines. Tap the lever as quickly as possible.
 
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