ok, i have had the problem of my shfit knob rattling and vibrating when i am driving, after i installed my short shifter.
i know that there are lots of people out there that have had the same problem as i did. i tried everyting, putting some kind of insulator in the shift knob to absorb the shock, everything.
well, the answer to my problem came to me when i was installing my new exhaust. to be rid of the problem, do this:
jack up the car
move your exhaust so u can get at the shifter
take a socket wrench or regular wrench and tighten the nut and bolt that connects the shifter to the shift linkage.
just make sure that you dont tighten it too tight, becuase u wont be able to shift gears. that little nut comes loose sometimes, so just tighten it a little and the rattling problem should go away. GoOd LuCk!
This might sound like a stupid question but, is there a chance the bolt might slip out if the nut has been rattling for a long period? You mentioned that the little nut comes loose sometimes. I assume it gets even more loose from the vibrations.
I’ll have to look up the torque specs for that nut. Would self locking nuts or a loctite type of compound work to prevent the nut from getting loose in the future?
I may have answered my questions but what do you think?
the nut that have is a lock nut. i do not know if there is a chance for the bolt to slip out. use a lock nut, and when ur short shifter starts rattling again, then tighten it more
the instructions for my b&m ss said to tighten it to 16ft lbs
kewl… I got a B&M also but the damn installers neglected to put the instructions in my box even after I specifically said to.
thanx for the torque spec…