: shifter heats up

10-06-2008, 04:57 PM
the metal shaft on my stick shifter heats up in traffic and remains cool when travelling on highway at a constant speed
is this normal?

10-10-2008, 07:28 AM
I've split your post out into its own thread. If you have a question typically searching will give you the best results, if not creating your own new thread is the way to go.

Free bump,

bimmer dot info
10-10-2008, 08:37 AM
It's normal. It is heat from the trans, engine and exhaust. The heat gets blown out when you are on the highway. The shifter is not really connected to the trans (just by a small cable). It is soaking up the heat from the top of the trans tunnel.

10-11-2008, 04:04 AM
Hey Bldngblck , Bimmer dot info is right.... I have a Jeep also (91 cherokee w/5 speed Man) and the shifter shaft does tend to get a little warm (meaning hot), but like you say when highway driving it cools off. so yeah its probly ok.