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morning everyone.

driving to work this morning car was fine as usual. got a mile from my house towards my place of work and the gears started seeming a bit floppy. ignored it as i have been meaning to replace the plastic rod with a metal one, however a bit further down i could not get it in gear at all. In the middle of a busy dual carriage way... I managed to coast it down to another street and had a look, the rod looks fine and is secure on the ball joints but the linkage itself is very loose and you can move it around! I managed to have a play with it, and now it goes in every gear but it is extremely floppy and hard to tell whether it is in gear properly or not until you lift the clutch pedal. See vids of sloppy gear stick and linkage itself.

So i am almost certain the full linkage with new metal bar needs to be replaced. Although i have done loads of jobs on this car, i don't know how confident i would be doing this. is there anyone in/around leeds that would be able to give me a hand or do the job labour paid? along with my full time job I am a part time carer so rely on the car heavily.

thanks in advance

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video 1 : https://vimeo.com/user98458149/review/499573428/82bfb56c15
Video 2 https://vimeo.com/user98458149/review/499573406/16db7f5d86

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morning everyone.

driving to work this morning car was fine as usual. got a mile from my house towards my place of work and the gears started seeming a bit floppy. ignored it as i have been meaning to replace the plastic rod with a metal one, however a bit further down i could not get it in gear at all. In the middle of a busy dual carriage way... I managed to coast it down to another street and had a look, the rod looks fine and is secure on the ball joints but the linkage itself is very loose and you can move it around! I managed to have a play with it, and now it goes in every gear but it is extremely floppy and hard to tell whether it is in gear properly or not until you lift the clutch pedal. See vids of sloppy gear stick and linkage itself.

So i am almost certain the full linkage with new metal bar needs to be replaced. Although i have done loads of jobs on this car, i don't know how confident i would be doing this. is there anyone in/around leeds that would be able to give me a hand or do the job labour paid? along with my full time job I am a part time carer so rely on the car heavily.

thanks in advance

vids and pics below

video 1 : https://vimeo.com/user98458149/review/499573428/82bfb56c15
Video 2 https://vimeo.com/user98458149/review/499573406/16db7f5d86

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Videos don't want to work for me, I would try YouTube, but does look like your missing bushing.

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Thanks both.. il try this. I did push the rod back in and cable tied it.
Will this stop it from being so sloppy?
It’s still really really sloppy even know the rod for that part you’re referring to is in fine now and held with cable tie. Il replace the clip and bush but it will still be sloppy won’t it?
I had another look today and this bolt looked partly loose. Could this be causing it(see pic)? I tried to tighten it but space is too limited, and I couldn’t figure out what size it was, so sprayed with wd40 and left for a better day.
can Anyone shine a light?
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Thanks both.. il try this. I did push the rod back in and cable tied it.
Will this stop it from being so sloppy?
It’s still really really sloppy even know the rod for that part you’re referring to is in fine now and held with cable tie. Il replace the clip and bush but it will still be sloppy won’t it?
I had another look today and this bolt looked partly loose. Could this be causing it(see pic)? I tried to tighten it but space is too limited, and I couldn’t figure out what size it was, so sprayed with wd40 and left for a better day.
can Anyone shine a light?
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If you have a few sockets on an extension bar you should be able to reach down and have it sit on top with the socket and get a feel for the correct size.

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You have lost the rubber bush and spacer and clip from the linkage. Its quite simple to replace with basic tools.
Item no14 has fallen off if you use this link you will see how it goes,

Apologies I’m late in this thread. I recently lost my mother due to a murder and have only recently managed to start getting myself back together.
How would you replace the clip and spacer etc, does the car need jacking up? Or would it be easier to get the unit replaced?
 

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Wow hard to hear that, hope you are doing OK.

As for the gearchange. Mine went bad (2006 1.2) and I replaced the whole thing (easier to do and gets around future problems) with one of these: Link

There are multiple similar replacements available, some cheaper. Don't know what your car model is so please check that type is the right one for you
 

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Sorry to hear about your loss.

You would need to get the new parts I listed before. The replacement kits do not have the parts you are missing.
Either from Vauxhall or second hand from a breaker.
The car would need to be raised up on axle stand or wheel ramps or similar as the repair needs to be made from underneath.
Where abouts in the UK are you? I most likely have a few bits in the shed somewhere as I have just swapped another z14xep to a z22se and the gear linkage is all un needed.
 

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Leeds area, says the header, z22se.

I'd just like to add my sympathies, Joey - it must have been a terrible time for you over the last months. I'm not in your area and useless with mechanicals, but I hope you're able to get this fixed up with the minimum of hassle.
 

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thanks all for advice and sympathies. it is appreciated. @corsaz22se and part numbers.
located in Leeds LS14 I'm going to see if i can get the replacement part i need to hopefully remedy it.
is there a tutorial on how it actually is repaired with the replacement part? does the linkage need to be removed?
 

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thanks all for advice and sympathies. it is appreciated. @corsaz22se and part numbers.
located in Leeds LS14 I'm going to see if i can get the replacement part i need to hopefully remedy it.
is there a tutorial on how it actually is repaired with the replacement part? does the linkage need to be removed?

 

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You have lost the rubber bush and spacer and clip from the linkage. Its quite simple to replace with basic tools.
Item no14 has fallen off if you use this link you will see how it goes,

Hi all. Again apologies for my absence as I am still dealing with the courts and my father on trial.
@corsaz22se I called vauxhall and asked for part number 9201027 and had to go to jct600 in bradford to collect. They've only given me what looks like a clip for it (see below) is this all i need? and if so, how does it go on/position? or do i just slide it on? you mentioned the bush and spacer, so i'm guessing im missing this too? do these come with the repair kits you can get on ebay?
sorry for the questions i just dont fancy replacing the full linkage i just want the slack to be removed and it go into gear better.
picture below of clip part number 9201027..
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Hi all. Again apologies for my absence as I am still dealing with the courts and my father on trial.
@corsaz22se I called vauxhall and asked for part number 9201027 and had to go to jct600 in bradford to collect. They've only given me what looks like a clip for it (see below) is this all i need? and if so, how does it go on/position? or do i just slide it on? you mentioned the bush and spacer, so i'm guessing im missing this too? do these come with the repair kits you can get on ebay?
sorry for the questions i just dont fancy replacing the full linkage i just want the slack to be removed and it go into gear better.
picture below of clip part number 9201027..
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Hey Pal,

Wow sorry to hear even further are you honestly saying your father's on trial for your mother? I am sorry sorry to hear, but stay strong ok pal, rise from this .

In regards to your question yes that clip goes underneath the mounting, if you watch this video from 32:46 you will get it (Although I would watch both videos in this series as it will give you an idea of how the Corsa C is together and make it easier to understand, cup of tea and biscuits and.settle in ).


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Hey Pal,

Wow sorry to hear even further are you honestly saying your father's on trial for your mother? I am sorry sorry to hear, but stay strong ok pal, rise from this .

In regards to your question yes that clip goes underneath the mounting, if you watch this video from 32:46 you will get it (Although I would watch both videos in this series as it will give you an idea of how the Corsa C is together and make it easier to understand, cup of tea and biscuits and.settle in ).


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hi pal !

thanks so much for such a quick reply. really helpful. Yes it was my dad who committed the murder, he was arrested 4 days later on the run 350 miles away in Elgin Scotland. search up mark barrott on news and you'll see all about it. My mum was Eileen, a nurse.

anyway, in terms of that video it's really helpful. so it looks like i did need this clip, but also need a white spacer/washer and like a black bushing im guessing? looking at a repair clip linked below, i think this includes the other two bits i need as well as this clip i've just bought.
 

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hi pal !

thanks so much for such a quick reply. really helpful. Yes it was my dad who committed the murder, he was arrested 4 days later on the run 350 miles away in Elgin Scotland. search up mark barrott on news and you'll see all about it. My mum was Eileen, a nurse.

anyway, in terms of that video it's really helpful. so it looks like i did need this clip, but also need a white spacer/washer and like a black bushing im guessing? looking at a repair clip linked below, i think this includes the other two bits i need as well as this clip i've just bought.
Mann, I am gob smacked. Just DM you


In regards to the car, yes the white and black bush is a dampener to prevent excessive movement and noise, in your above.picture , you can see where yours has fallen off, so that will need to be reordered if you don't still have it.

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Mann, I am gob smacked. Just DM you


In regards to the car, yes the white and black bush is a dampener to prevent excessive movement and noise, in your above.picture , you can see where yours has fallen off, so that will need to be reordered if you don't still have it.

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thanks pal. I will look at your message shortly.
do you happen to know the part numbers for the bush and dampener? They aren't showing on 7-zap, and i can't tell which part out of these repair kits needs to be fitted on this part of the linkage, as I can see the parts included are for different parts of it.
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thanks pal. I will look at your message shortly.
do you happen to know the part numbers for the bush and dampener? They aren't showing on 7-zap, and i can't tell which part out of these repair kits needs to be fitted on this part of the linkage, as I can see the parts included are for different parts of it.
cheers :)
Unfortunately, I do not the part numbers, but what I usually do when looking for a unusual part you know they will struggle to understand over phone, is find a vauxhall specialist part supplier or vauxhall dealership and email them with images of what your after from say screenshots.from your videos.made. Also you have the part number for that new clip, you could ask them if they exploded parts finder views on their system, to type in the part number for the clip and then say "it's attached to that clip" if you understand?

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Unfortunately, I do not the part numbers, but what I usually do when looking for a unusual part you know they will struggle to understand over phone, is find a vauxhall specialist part supplier or vauxhall dealership and email them with images of what your after from say screenshots.from your videos.made. Also you have the part number for that new clip, you could ask them if they exploded parts finder views on their system, to type in the part number for the clip and then say "it's attached to that clip" if you understand?

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It's not anywhere on 7zap. I just called main stealers back and he has said that the bush doesn't come separately and that i would need to buy a new arm with part no 9199959 at a price of £140. I'm going to do some digging to see if I can find the bushing myself. I am guessing it's just a rubber damper that I am needing...
looking at this link - Vauxhall Opel Corsa C Combo Meriva Tigra gear linkage selector bush repair kit X | eBay
there is two white rubber bushes which look like they would fit into the pin but I'm still not 100% if that's what I need.
EDIT: I think i have found what im looking for now, the bushes in the above link and then these plastic spacer brackets in this link : Gear Level Selector Linkage Repair Kit For Vauxhal Opel Corsa Combo Meriva Tigra 8435108445392 | eBay
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EDIT 2: I think I have figured out where i can get the two parts from. one kit does the spacers ( i think that's what they are! i hope) and then the other kit does the rubber bushings which go into the plastic spacer and the clip secures them.

I think i've figured it out. im going to order the 2 kits this evening, then once it arrives and we have a bit of better weather im going to have a go at it. if it all goes well and i've got the parts right, i will create a new thread with a tutorial on this, as it appears that the thread tutorials on here are only for full linkage or plastic rod replacements, whereas in this case its just the bottom part which requires new spacer, rubber bush and clip. il paste the links on the tutorial if i do this

I can't thank everyone on this forum enough esp those who have commented on my thread. the video pasted above gave me the idea of what i needed and then it was just 2+2 together kind of thing.

I'll keep everyone posted :)
 

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It's not anywhere on 7zap. I just called main stealers back and he has said that the bush doesn't come separately and that i would need to buy a new arm with part no 9199959 at a price of £140. I'm going to do some digging to see if I can find the bushing myself. I am guessing it's just a rubber damper that I am needing...
looking at this link - Vauxhall Opel Corsa C Combo Meriva Tigra gear linkage selector bush repair kit X | eBay
there is two white rubber bushes which look like they would fit into the pin but I'm still not 100% if that's what I need.
EDIT: I think i have found what im looking for now, the bushes in the above link and then these plastic spacer brackets in this link : Gear Level Selector Linkage Repair Kit For Vauxhal Opel Corsa Combo Meriva Tigra 8435108445392 | eBay
(758925)

EDIT 2: I think I have figured out where i can get the two parts from. one kit does the spacers ( i think that's what they are! i hope) and then the other kit does the rubber bushings which go into the plastic spacer and the clip secures them.

I think i've figured it out. im going to order the 2 kits this evening, then once it arrives and we have a bit of better weather im going to have a go at it. if it all goes well and i've got the parts right, i will create a new thread with a tutorial on this, as it appears that the thread tutorials on here are only for full linkage or plastic rod replacements, whereas in this case its just the bottom part which requires new spacer, rubber bush and clip. il paste the links on the tutorial if i do this

I can't thank everyone on this forum enough esp those who have commented on my thread. the video pasted above gave me the idea of what i needed and then it was just 2+2 together kind of thing.

I'll keep everyone posted :)
Wel those keeps look cheap enough to see if it fits, if not it is simply return postage. I saw this on eBay but if you look at the picture and.look at item No 15 in the background - you may need to type this on on eBay) you can see that the clip you bought, you need the bush that it has a dotted.line going up to it on the schematic. You may want to edit this picture or screen shot your own and draw a line round it and send this to a few part places like autovaux. A good site is called parts gateway and it is basically compare the market for scrap yards. You can type what your looking for and upload a picture (the schematic) and someone may get back to you with quote on price. If your kits do work that would be great for you to do a tutorial for other . Keep us posted.



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