Problem Replacing Shifter Boot
I am trying to install a new shift boot on my truck because the plastic trim and inner boot are shot and its ridiculously loud in cab.
I ordered part (F5tz7277a) which is the black outer boot and thick, white inner boot, but when i removed my old boot I found the inner boot was black and not attached to the outer cover.
I was able to remove the four screws on the black plastic trim and the two bolts on the shifter lever, so the shifter arm is detached from the tranny, but I am unsure how to remove the old rubber shift boot over the square shaped shifter end (where it bolts to the tranny). I am sure I can rip the old boot off, but how do I get the new boot over the square part of the shifter arm?
I have searched and searched many forums and actually found a couple installation guides. They all show how to remove the 4 screws and 2 bolts on the shift arm, but they all gloss over how exactly to remove and attach the new rubber boot.
I am not sure if I have the wrong part bc the new boot only has a very small opening thru the white piece and I dont see how exactly I can get the old rubber outter shifter boot off and the new one installed.
I would really appreciate any help with this.