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Shift knob wobbling

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hi, I have a 06 CTS and not so long ago i felt my shifter knob starter to wobble a little extra. i ignored the problem since it was hardly noticeable. Now the problem is noticeable and i am freaking out. That cant happen this soon? Plus i took it at the liberty autos and think they are way overcharging me for the inspection and change if required. what should i do?

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I am talking about the knob not the shifting bar ... hope people dont confuse me. I think the bar needs professional assistance. i have seen people fix the knobs at least. Can anyone help?

True that rocky - got around 120,000 km on it.

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Okay I have done this before which is why im letting you on this, otherwise i really dislike doing small/big jobs on luxury cars. Too much money always at stake. Here is what you need - Sealant like kartik said, torx screwdriver and flat bladed screwdriver.

Step 1 - Your car should be off and in neutral position. this position is suitable for knob work because you can move the screwdrivers properly around the knob.

Step 2 - Make sure you dont scratch anything, the bar or the knob with the screwdriver. You need to remove the top chrome metal piece on the knob. This depends on the kind of knob as well, many knobs are different, in any case you can remove this metal piece to expose a screw. Google - 'torx screw on shifter knob for an image'

Step 3 - Remove the screw and apply the sealant to the threads of the screw. Yes you need to apply the sealant carefully on the spirals of the screw. install the screw again.

Step 4 - Wait for it to tighten and then try wobbling it to check. Replace the metal back into its place. there you have it.

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that is very kind of you... i really appreciate this and to be honest im very much interested in these kind of do-it-yourself processes since you never know when you might to do them yourself. understood the entire process. i think i can give it a shot.

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