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    Gear linkage help

    I have found this gear linkage repair kit on the internet and it is a very good price.

    Does this look right to you?

    Is this the part i need?

    Whats the difference between this 'repair kit' to a normal kit.

    Please help


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    Repair kit just replaces parts of your existing gear linkage. So it will probably screw up again

    The better option is to get the metal gear linkage. It is a lot more expensive than the repair kit, but probably worth it in the end

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    Whats the part that gets worn??

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    the plastic.

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    In reference to Illusive Pro and your PM, 'what he said'.

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    thanks people. So as a summary the kit in the picture is:
    *The right kit for the job, but will more than likely wear again?
    *The wrong kit for the job dont buy it?

    Thanks again for you info

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRI_Neil_SRI View Post
    the plastic.
    howa long does the plastic take to get worn out?approx

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    dunno mate. Mines an 03, it has gone yet but has been making a rattle for bout 6 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by IllusivePro View Post
    Repair kit just replaces parts of your existing gear linkage. So it will probably screw up again

    The better option is to get the metal gear linkage. It is a lot more expensive than the repair kit, but probably worth it in the end
    Agreed

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    i also beleive once the linkage is fitted it has to be set up?

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    I have a metal complete linkage ready to fit to my corsa. It comes withh all the brackets and joints.
    My question- do you have to fit the complete assembly or can you leave off the bracket that attaches to the subframe area behind the steering rack because it looks a pig of a job to get off. I am planning on unclipping that part and replacing everything else.
    Hope this makes sense. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_02 View Post
    i also beleive once the linkage is fitted it has to be set up?
    it does indeedy, not sure how though.

    Quote Originally Posted by thoile View Post
    thanks people. So as a summary the kit in the picture is:
    *The right kit for the job, but will more than likely wear again?
    *The wrong kit for the job dont buy it?

    Thanks again for you info
    :thumbs: definately worth investing in the metal kit, my plastic one started going again after 5 months.

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    Thanks. Getting it done 2moro, with a metal one

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    how much to get one fitted and how much is the metal kit? mine is in need of one too

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    Quote Originally Posted by thoile View Post
    I have found this gear linkage repair kit on the internet and it is a very good price.

    Does this look right to you?

    Is this the part i need?

    Whats the difference between this 'repair kit' to a normal kit.

    Please help


    this is the new part you get from vauxhall it replaces the whole bit the f**ks up

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    got my gear linkage fixed today, it totally ****ed up the other night, wouldnt go into any gear so had to get it towed into my local garage, £90 in total, fitted etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_02 View Post
    i also beleive once the linkage is fitted it has to be set up?
    You 'set it up' when you fit it, Haynes manual talks you through it, it only takes about 15 mins to replace and reset it

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    can anyone tell me where i can find this metal linkage set

    and how difficult is the job to do one your own, is it worth getting it into a garage

    thanks

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    ebay is the best place to get it. about 35quid

    Do it yourself. its really easy. just follow the tutorials on here

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    fitted new linkage today. can get all gears but shifting into reverse goes in without lifting stick. worrying when i wanted first gear and keep getting reverse

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    Quote Originally Posted by ynotme View Post
    fitted new linkage today. can get all gears but shifting into reverse goes in without lifting stick. worrying when i wanted first gear and keep getting reverse
    Its not set up right then, chuck the instructions that came with it in the bin.

    Get a 5 mm drill bit.
    Lift up the gear stick gaitor.
    Insert 5mm drill bit in the hole on the left of the gear stick.
    Push the stick left till you lign up with the 5mm hole to stop you accidently going into reverse, Lock gear stick into position with dril bit.

    Lift bonnet,
    Loosen linkage from the gear stick push rod ( this is the allen bolt fitting)

    On the gearbox twist the selector rod towards the passenger wing and press in the yellow / orange locking pin.

    Tighten the allen bolt fitting,
    remove drill bit,
    twist gear selector on the gearbox towards the passenger wing till the yellow / orange pin releases.

    Test drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjslack View Post
    can anyone tell me where i can find this metal linkage set
    got mine done the other day, got the metal linkage from scrappie from an 02 plate i think, £30 and fitted for about £30

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    do I need to lock the gear in the hole and lock the gearbox by pressing the button thing in before I start removing the old linkage? how easy is it to change? pic will help thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechanic_ray View Post
    do I need to lock the gear in the hole and lock the gearbox by pressing the button thing in before I start removing the old linkage? how easy is it to change? pic will help thanks
    No you do both those 2 after you've removed the Linkage and fitted the new one(clamp bolt loose). Then once the 5mm drill bit is fitted to in the gear stick part and the yellow plunger is depressed(turn the selector towards passenger side), you tighten the clamp bolt(9ft/lb plus 255degrees)

    Rob

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