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Gear shift will not come off of transmission

Trying to put in a new clutch, pressure plate, and throw-out bearing, but the gear shift will not detach from the transmission without taking all the bolts out from the top of the transmission. How can we do this without taking the whole top of the transmission off?

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You should be able to take the trim screws around the shifter boot off and raise the boot. There are a few bolts on top of the tranny to remove and the shifter will come off. That is the only way to remove the shifter, it bolts into the top to make sure you can't just **** up on the shifter and pop it out of the shift forks.

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