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16V gear linkage broken

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk2 (1993-1999)' started by scos, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. scos

    scos Full Member

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    The plastic thing that one of the cables bolts on to on top of the gearbox has snapped! I did have a problem a couple of months ago where this cable disconnected itself from the selector and I had to tighten the nut up again but this time the whole thing has sheared off! Anyone had this problem? The result is that you can't get 1st or 2nd, 1st becomes 3rd because lateral movement of the stick has no effect. I guess I can get a replacement plastic bit, dealer only? Anyone know how much it is and how to disconnect the cable from the old (snapped) one?
    Thanks.
     
  2. WeeJase

    WeeJase pert

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    whats the betting its part of the cable? and you have to buy a whole cable
     
  3. scos

    scos Full Member

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    Sh*t - I hadn't thought of that, you're probably right. In which case i might try some araldite first!
     
  4. Icecavern

    Icecavern ICE God

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    araldite on the gear linkage? :think:

    Go to the dealer and find out if it's part of the cable or available separately. Gluing it probably wont hold up to the abuse a gear linkage will take.
     
  5. Red Ibiza VR6

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    I think itll be the funny shaped thing that the cable slots into. Goto the stealer. I had to change one on my VR6 beeza and it was only $40 in Australia. Shouldnt be much on that side of the world. Took 5 mins to change with a 13mm spanner. The heat kills em. good luck.
     
  6. fuey

    fuey i wana go faster

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    dont suppose you can take a pic of the item in question?
    cos, my issues seem to have gone now that it's abit cooler in the uk
     
  7. Red Ibiza VR6

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    No pic, cos its back on my car. It was proper melted though. It wouldnt heal itself. Mine had distorted and would have broken at any time.

    Could your heat issues be something to do with the linkages under the car. Maybe missing heat shield. That would matter less in winter.
     
  8. scos

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    A metal one would be better, I might try and make one if I have time.
    I will try the dealer before the araldite though - don't worry ;o)
    Just haven't had time to go there yet, will let you know the outcome on Friday or Saturday hopefully.
     

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