Shift lever removal

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clean8485

Royal Smart Person
Dec 18, 2005
2,352
113
Ontario, Canada
I have a factory installed Hurst shifter that came out of a '78 Cutlass, that I want to use in my '80 Malibu. I'm trying to figure out how to remove the lever from the shifter body. It looks like the lever locks into the shifter body, similiar to the O.E. ITM shifter. Is there a special tool required to release the lever from the shifter body? Do you need some kind of feeler gauge type tool to slide in on both sides to release the lever? Any and all help is greatly appreciated, thanks.
 

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gnvair

gnvair

Master Mechanic
Sep 1, 2018
294
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Southern New Jersey near Philly
That chrome lever is not coming out if the tabs are engaged in the hole in the bottom of the lever. You can almost lift the car with the lever when they are engaged!
 

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