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Thank you for choosing Just Answer to help you with your questions! The shift knob you purchased from autozone SHOULD have some with some little plastic inserts. pick the one that will screw into the threads on your shifter. This little insert should fit snugly into the shifter itself and make it fit like you think it should.
If it did not come with these inserts, chances are someone already got them out of it
And you should be able to return it for one that does have the proper inserts to install it
No, it did come with the inserts, but both of the ones it came with do not fit and it just keeps turning.
Unfortunately then, this one may not be the best choice for you.
If you really like this one and want to use it, then Hot Glue is honestly probably your best bet. Squirt a ton of it up into the hole in the shifter knob (where the rod connects to it). The install the knob onto the shaft, and hold it where you want it to be. This hot glue will hold suprisingly well
You would be amazed at some of the stuff hot glue will hold up to
And best part of all, it's completely removeable if you decide to put the stock shifter knob back in
peels off relatively easily when its all said and done
Worked perfectly! Thanks!