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I am trying to replace the shifter bushings on a 66 auto and I cannot get the shifter arm separated from the shifter shaft to install the bushings. It seems like these two parts are fused together. Is there a trick to doing this??

Any help would be appreciated.

-keith
 

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I took my '65's out last week to replace the shifter lever and t-handle. It kinda hung up a little. I think I used a big screw driver and pecked it a couple of times and it just came right off. You're looking at the shift lever from above, and have already removed the nut, right?

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Yes, I'm looking at it from above and the nut has been removed. I've tried pulling it, twisting it and banging it a little but it won't come free!!!
 

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If it's the same as a '65, the shifter lever has an oblong slot in it that fits over an oblong shaft on the shifter mechanism. I'd suggest a few shots of PB Blaster and a bigger hammer.

Good Luck!

Phil
 
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Phil,

Thanks for the help. Yes it's the same as a '65. I will try with a much bigger hammer!!!!
 
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Mine took more then a few hits before it came free.Keep at it it'll come free.

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