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Hi Again..Long Time No see

Post by Timmy69 » 11 Nov 2014, 20:33

Hi Guys
Old Citroen Owner who went to Ford and made a mistake..Now got a Saxo Forte 1.1 which drives okish..well it drives ok but the gear stick is a bit floopy..is it a common fault or can it be easily corrected..Finds all gears spot on..Just floppy.
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Post by CitroJim » 12 Nov 2014, 05:42

Welcome back Timmy :-D

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Post by Timmy69 » 13 Nov 2014, 17:09

Anyone have any idea's about this problem,cost and how hard it will be to sort ?
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Post by Dommo » 13 Nov 2014, 17:17

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The three parts labelled 2 and 3 are the gear linkage rods, the ends of which have rubber bushes in them, the rubber bushes wear out over time and the gearstick becomes floppier.

http://www.saxperience.com/forum/showth ... ?p=2003041

On that thread you can see metal replacements, so the rubber bush is gone. I fitted these to my 306 because one of my rubber bushes failed completly and I could only select 3rd and 4th gear - a 35 mile journey home from uni with only those two gears was interesting.

I found these metal linkages were better than my older linkages (before the failed) but they were noisy until I popped some grease into the cups. They have since ovalled quite badly so I can't say I recommend them personally. New OEM replacements would sort you out I'd imagine.

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Post by Dommo » 13 Nov 2014, 17:27

Looks like new OEM linkages are around £15 each, so £45-50 in total for all three. Or there are all three metal linkages here for £20:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GEAR-LINKS-RO ... 1257263163

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 13 Nov 2014, 17:39

I had item 2 fail on Gracie, and it has a rubber outer bush, with a nylon bush and metal cup within. It was the rubber bush that failed. You can get item 3 from GSF, but part 2 appears to be only available from a dealership. Page 7 of this post;

http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... 2&start=90" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Mind you, they are almost certainly not the same as that on a Saxo.

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Post by Timmy69 » 15 Nov 2014, 18:28

Thank You very much guys..i really do appreciate your help :)

Timmy.

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