Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: London, Ontario
Top of Shift Knob Snapped Off (2.2L 5spd)
Yep that's right...the top of the shift knob blew clean off. While making a hard shift into 3rd the whole top of my shift knob snapped off so now it's basically on there on a 30 degree angle just so the thing holds until I can get to my dealership to order the part.
It turns out there are only three ridiculously tiny plastic clips holding the top of it on so just a heads up to everyone with a manual 2.2L. Be careful when shifting the car hard...one slip of the hand or the wrong angle and the whole thing comes flying clean off with no way to re-attach it.
I'm considering asking my dealership to order in the short-shifter from the SC if it will actually fit mine and I'll pay the difference...I'm afraid the same thing will happen with a replacement part later on down the road. I like the look of the shift knob but not real wild about the possibility of it snapping off if I make a hard downshift on the highway or just happen to slip during normal every day driving.
08 Cobalt SS/TC
Black w/ 20% Tint
Last edited by Permafried-; 10-16-2005 at 06:32 PM.