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Old 02-01-2019, 08:25 AM
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My shifter knob went limp this morning, I understand this is a problem as we get up there in the years...

However, just last year I replaced it with the Molydenum one from Car Garage Amis:
https://www.nengun.com/car-garage-am...0-shift-collar

Is there anything else besides the Pivot Cap that could make the shifter get so loose and limp as demonstrated in the video below? In any gear, on or off I can rotate a couple inches easy...

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Old 02-01-2019, 09:54 AM
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Time to pop the cover and see what's loose inside there.

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Old 02-01-2019, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Chuck S View Post
Time to pop the cover and see what's loose inside there.

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Can't wait to get home to figure it out. Some thoughts are:

- The Molydenum piece came off
- The plastic cradle cracked
- The Molydenum piece bent somehow
- Three plate screws came loose from vibration

Anything else?

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Old 02-01-2019, 10:23 AM
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the shift collar/pivot cap most likely failed. i've seen this a few times with the aftermarket/performance pivots. just replace with OEM and you'll be good to go.
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Doh! I wanted to buy that piece too...

Please post a follow-up. Don't leave us hanging limp!
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by HarryD View Post
Doh! I wanted to buy that piece too...

Please post a follow-up. Don't leave us hanging limp!
A group of friends bought the Amis collar and it's failed for those that drive their car hard (track). Failed for 4-5 people so far. I have had one in my car for years now and it's still good but i only put 3500mi/yr on my car and don't drive it very hard. Once it fails, i'll just go back to OEM.
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A group of friends bought the Amis collar and it's failed for those that drive their car hard (track). Failed for 4-5 people so far. I have had one in my car for years now and it's still good but i only put 3500mi/yr on my car and don't drive it very hard. Once it fails, i'll just go back to OEM.
Do you know what exactly was failing on them?

I'm actually shocked to hear this as I decided to go with this on a recommendation and thought that the metal would last forever, after I cracked two plastic ones trying to replace them.

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Old 02-01-2019, 12:20 PM
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Following this as I have one of the Molybedum collars in my parts box awaiting the lazy guy who was going to re-grease my shifter.

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Originally Posted by Chuck S View Post
I have one of the Molybedum collars in my box awaiting the lazy guy who has to re-grease his shifter.

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That's what she said

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Originally Posted by Thomas Guide View Post
Do you know what exactly was failing on them?

I'm actually shocked to hear this as I decided to go with this on a recommendation and thought that the metal would last forever, after I cracked two plastic ones trying to replace them.
I'm not 100% sure, but i think they just end up cracking and falling off the shifter ball. They're a pretty simple design, so not much else that can go wrong with them haha
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