Gear Knob

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  1. Droop

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    My gear knob has fallen off.

    Any ideas on what to use to stick it back on again.

    Many thanks

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  2. dellwood33

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    Year, Model and vehicle please :Smile:
     
  3. Droop

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    2004, Fiat Ducato
     
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    hi droop and welcome.

    if its just the knob come off the gear stick and theres no possible way to fix it properly then a bit of ARALDITE 2 part apoxy will do it.

    sticks wood, glass, metal, most plastics etc
     
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    I agree.....if you can not get a replacement, or don't want a replacement gear knob.
    then yes as John has suggested ARALDITE 2 PART RESIN ...some are 30 mins ....set some are 5 mins set...... fully cured in 24 hours

    Mel :thumb:
     
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    Dear Droopy,

    I was about to give you a caring, sensitive bit of advice, as usual, to what I thought was a tragic problem ("My knob gear has fallen off"), when I realised it was not quite so personal as I thought. W*nker!
     
  7. Droop

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    Thanks. I'll try the Araldite. Next problem is trying to find something to hold it on while it hardens what with the spring trying to force it off.
     
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    never had one off so didnt know there was a spring in there.

    five minute araldite and hold it on for 10 or 15 minutes...i know it'll seem a lifetime but you'll know its fully on.
    as mel said...cures in 24hrs so dont use it once its started to cure.
     
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    Was it glued on ?

    If threaded you may be asking for trouble at a later date.

    Consider what happens if it comes off in traffic.
     
  10. Droop

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    It was glued on. No big deal if it comes off in traffic, you just drive without it. Most uncomfortable though. Have done it before but don't particularly want to do it again, hence the original question.
     
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    i had the same problem a while back with the knob coming of in traffic, bought a new gear knob from a fiat parts shop at a cost of £35, they just knock on to a set of splines
     
  12. Droop

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    I'm glad it's not just me. I'd rather not pay £35 if I can stick this one back on though.
     
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    i tried to stick but it did not last long before it was off againwith the spring fireing down the back of the van:Smile:
     
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    Weve just had to buy a new one at the cost of £35 as well. We fixed the old one but it came of at a small roundabout in Glastonbury:cry: Just managed to get parked and wedged it back on. Feel a lot happier with a replacement. Its obvioulsy a common problem.

    Sonja
     
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    Can you not drill it sideways and fit a grub screw ?
     
  16. Droop

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    That's not a bad idea. If the Araldite doesn't do the job I'll try that next.
     
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    When a gearknob 'falls off' a six year old vehicle :whatthe::whatthe:......i'd be seriously concerned about what else may be falling apart!!

    Even 30 plus year old 'bangers' are better built than this.
     
  18. Droop

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    How does that comment 'help'? Start you're own topic if you can't contribute something positive or relevant to the conversation. :RollEyes:
     
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    When something as simple and basic as a gearknob 'falls off' a vehicle barely six years old....then I would certainly view concern for the overall build quality and condition as relative.

    It's simply not acceptable in this day and age. If you think it is, then just bung it back on with a gunge of No Nails and wrap some sticky tape over it.
     
  20. Droop

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    Again not helpful.

    Would you suggest that I scrap my motorhome because the gear knob fell off.

    Or maybe I should take it back to the manufacturer and to quote you, tell them I am seriously concerned with my motorhomes overall build quality and condition because the gear knob has fallen off.

    Read the first few posts of this topic and you will learn how to make helpful and relevant comments.
     
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