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Old 09-20-2016, 10:45 PM   #1
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Question Changing Shifter Knob? (CVT)

Hello fellow Saturn Fans! I recently purchased a 2004 Saturn Ion Quad Coupe and am just making it my own. I want to swap the stock shifter knob with a simple ball knob because I don't like the clunkiness of the stock shifter. However I'm confused as to how to go about this.

The knob I'm looking at buying is supposed to just thread onto the shift shaft, but the Ion's shaft is just a plastic shaft. Is there a way to install a threaded metal shift shaft sleeve to cover or replace the plastic shaft, and then just thread the new knob on?

If anyone who has done something similar to what I'm talking about, could you tell me how you accomplished this?

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Do you really want to put lipstick on a pig? Have you researched the CVT and the issues they have?

Be gentle to it( drive like grandma) or it won't live very long.

CAn you still return it and get your money back?

HOw many miles does it have? Maintenance records?
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