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Old 11-11-2014, 08:38 PM   #1
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Gear linkage

Hi guys, I seem to be having problem with gears selecting 1st and 2nd and sometime losing them when the car is up to temperature!

I've had the car looked at and the guy has said one of the linkages are bent, so looking at replacing them, has anyone every used the group N linkages?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/saxo-vts-v...item4ace927bfe

Or is the OE cheap ones below just as good?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GEAR-LINKS...item1e8c3bb051

Thanks.
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:05 PM   #2
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Hello, I use those of the 2nd link since 1250mi and no problem
Many car to prepare French uses them so with no problem at all
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:20 PM   #3
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Any of those linkages you have listed will be fine.

Or even proper OEM ones would do, lets face it, they take ages to wear out anyway and I find they feel a bit less "notchy"

Bent linkage would usually give you a hard time selecting all of the time. Not dependent on temperature. Certainly won't help anyways
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:33 AM   #4
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Thanks. Gears are paint even when car isn't fully up to temp! gears are wide apart and need slight force to select. when the cars up to full temp it's harder to select gear sometimes it's like there's no gears at all.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:56 PM   #5
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Thanks. Gears are paint even when car isn't fully up to temp! gears are wide apart and need slight force to select. when the cars up to full temp it's harder to select gear sometimes it's like there's no gears at all.
Change the linkages and see how you get on neebs

If it's still notchy to select gears, there's obviously wear elsewhere in the linkages OR it's got the wrong oil type - which insufficiently lubes the synchros (75W-80 gear oil)

Could possibly be a dragging clutch.
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Old 13-11-2014, 11:58 AM   #6
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Cheers mate, have ordered the group n linkages hopefully here by Saturday and hopefully should solve the annoying problem!

Will do gearbox oil at same time too!
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Old 20-12-2014, 09:17 AM   #7
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Thought id better update this, yesterday i had the linkages replaced with group n linkages and a quick shift fitted its much better but not 100% i lost all gears last night again

It still feels like i am stirring soup when in gear and out of gear
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Old 20-12-2014, 03:33 PM   #8
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Thought id better update this, yesterday i had the linkages replaced with group n linkages and a quick shift fitted its much better but not 100% i lost all gears last night again

It still feels like i am stirring soup when in gear and out of gear
Possible the roll pin on the gearbox is worn out. The arm your longest gear linkage goes onto, is fixed to a shaft on the gearbox by a pin. this pin can wear oval making gearchanges difficult.

Another possibility is the bell crank, or "gear controller arm".

It's attached to the bulkhead and has a rubber nylon ball moulded to it. the nylon ball can slide off the shaft a bit, wear out or fall off completely. You should check that.

Could be the nylon bush at the base of the gearstick, normally wear there can make selection difficult. normally changes across, i.e 2-3, 4-5.

Not sure what else to suggest, there used to be a guide lurking on one of these forums for getting rid of all play.


worst case scenario, is internal gear linkage wear. That would be pretty rare though.
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Old 28-12-2014, 04:40 PM   #9
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My bet is rollpin. As mentioned
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