The gear shift knob for my 5-speed keeps popping off.

15

Asked by Mar 02, 2010 at 09:42 AM about the 2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The first time it came off I was shifting from 1st to 2nd turning through an intersection.  Dangerous moment.  I have been able to pound it back in place with the base of my palm but it doesn't seem secure since it eventually pops off again.  I don't want to use a rubber mallet since I thought I might do more damage.  Anyone else discover this problem?

5 Answers

275

This happened to me a few times too....just take it to the dealer and have them put it back on properly.

745

Let the dealer take care of it and burn of a lot of money for something that is not very difficult thing to fix you'r self . Go to a car part dealer and buy a replacement knob... or you kan still use the original... the use rubber mallet that is the best fit and secure it with the following thightening ring

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
15

I did try the mallet and it didn't stay. Apparently the spring inside which returns the "plastic reverse donut" to the down position can overcome the tightness of the knob and shoot it into the air. Replacement knob is about $175 from what I've seen. I may have to go that route.

745

thats way bad... last alternate option is to go to a car salvage yard and see if they have one in their storage :)

reverse will still work if you take away the spring, bang the gear knob on and away you go. worked for me

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Manual Transmission - popping out of 5th gear 39 answers

    Hello. My 2000 9-3 SE, 2.0 HOT is popping out of 5th gear upon any excess load (going up hill, acceleration, etc.) 1st through 4th gears are fine, and stay in place. What has worn out, and what par...

    2000 Saab 9-3 SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Saab won't stay running or won't stay started while running 14 answers

    Hi my name is jelani galloway and I live in toledo Ohio. I have a 2003 Saab 9-3 2.0 turbo. I have has the vehicle for about 3 months and have recently put a lot of money into it making sure it runs p...

    2003 Saab 9-3

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1999 Saab 9 3 2 answers

    I was in 3rd gear at a stoplight and I was trying to take off like it was in first gear and then I heard a popping noise and then the car act like it was going to die out but it stayed on and so I...

    1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr Turbo Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Broken heater panel 3 answers

    Both the knob on my heater panel have broken off, the direction and the hot/cold. Is there a way to manually change where the air flows and the temp?

    1999 Saab 9-3 2 Dr Turbo Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • can`anybody`tell`me`how`to`stop`my`saab`9-3main`headlight`from`blinking`on`and`off`when`i`turn`my`sidelights`on 1 answer

    lights`keep`blinking`on`and`of...

    2004 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible

    -

    General

9-3

Looking for a Used 9-3 in your area?

CarGurus has 1,278 nationwide 9-3 listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Search Saab 9-3 Questions

Saab 9-3 Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 690
#2 T_S_T
T_S_T
Reputation 430
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Saab 9-5
6 Great Deals out of 394 listings starting at $1,900
Used Saab 9-3 SportCombi
4 Great Deals out of 93 listings starting at $4,695
Used BMW 3 Series
1,780 Great Deals out of 40,587 listings starting at $1,350
Used Saab 9-7X
9 Great Deals out of 172 listings starting at $3,000
Used Audi A4
340 Great Deals out of 12,844 listings starting at $1,995
Used Volkswagen Jetta
709 Great Deals out of 29,775 listings starting at $1,200
Used Saab 9-2X
44 listings starting at $3,988
Used Ford Mustang
692 Great Deals out of 38,144 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Camry
1,499 Great Deals out of 100,462 listings starting at $700
Used Honda Civic
1,148 Great Deals out of 64,599 listings starting at $1,195
Used Honda Accord
1,188 Great Deals out of 77,676 listings starting at $969
Used Volvo S60
138 Great Deals out of 7,111 listings starting at $998
Used Volvo C70
34 Great Deals out of 647 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 84 listings starting at $2,750
2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 101 listings starting at $1,995