12-20-2004, 05:44 PM
I'm in the process of removing the shifter boot on my '95 CS. I'm trying to use the instructions so kindly provided on saab9000.com . The only problem is that half the pictures are missing and I have no idea what a "Gaiter" is. Any help would be appreciated.
12-20-2004, 06:05 PM
Three out of ten were missing so I make that less than a third, not half. Please don't exaggerate, as I've said a million times before
They're fixed now.
And a gaiter is the thing you're trying to remove, also known as a boot.
12-20-2004, 11:42 PM
Sorry! I didn't mean to exaggerate! I really apprecaite the amount of help that you and others provide online. Its guys like you that save guys like me so much time and effort.
12-20-2004, 11:45 PM
Ok well it seems as if the white part [the head like part] on mine is glued to the metal shaft! It won't budge!
Should I get some disolvent or do you guys have any other ideas?
12-23-2004, 08:02 AM
Saab recommend a hacksaw...
..no really, they do!
Cut straight down through the white plastic part, and it should come off.
You say that it is glued on, but remember it's just the white plastic part you are taking off, this should be easey to do as in this photo:
12-23-2004, 11:02 AM
Agree with Greenphotos, a hacksaw just works. Did mine ages ago and although I haven't used glue, I would suggest that the only type I would use would be a spot of PVA adhesive. Something not too permanent just in case you want to remove it later.
12-27-2004, 12:26 AM
Wait wait, your tellin me to saw through the white piece on the top?
How would I get it back on? Won't it be in two pieces?
BTW this is sounding fun...
12-27-2004, 01:49 AM
If you want to remove the gaiter leaving the top of the gearstick untouched, you'll have to get a needle and thread out.
You need to unpick the stitching down one of the seams to remove it. On re-fitting, I used a small cable tie to help secure the neck of the new boot to the shaft.
12-27-2004, 03:14 AM
Mr person, I thought you were referring to the gear knob itself, in which case, yes cut it off assuming that you have a new one to put on.
12-27-2004, 03:31 AM
Ah, I see. No, I don't have a new shift knob to install [although I need a new one]. I guess the gaiter can wait till I have the money for a new knob.
Thanx alot guys. I really appreciate the response.