gear change linkages

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gear change linkages

Post by arlever »

can any one tell me are the gear change linkages the same on my 1.7 tgd as my 1.9 trd. both cars are at my dads so i cant check at the mo.
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Re: gear change linkages

Post by David »

It's hard to say really, as far as I know, there are at least 3 different types of gear linkages. They are different for the be1 & be3 gearboxes, then I have seen 2 different types for the be3.

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Re: gear change linkages

Post by arlever »

thanks, i will have to wait till i get there to compare them.
do you know if the nylon inserts that go in the ball joints at either end of the linkage rods are still available ?

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Re: gear change linkages

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I don't know if it is still the case but the linkages were still available from dealers a couple of years ago. I would doubt that the individual nylon bushes would be available separately, though you might be able to turn one on a small lathe.... :wink:

I've had one pop off a couple of times, but at least had the presence of mind to look on top of the gearbox as I had no gear selection and see the dangling rod. Pushing teh little devil back on got me back OK, and then I got one from Citroen. That was on a BE3 box on a 1.6 petrol. Pretty common wear and tear item, Pug models may well use the same linkage. Check the linkage length as I think they are sized by their median/factory set center to centre dimension. My replacement was within less than 1mm and worked fine, without alteration.