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Re: Gear linkage bush

Postby paulrob100 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:45 pm

Ill call you tomorrow, thanks
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Re: Gear linkage bush

Postby clee » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:16 pm

It's easier to press the bush into the rod first rather than on the ball.
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Re: Gear linkage bush

Postby paulrob100 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:46 pm

Thanks to John, Paul & Clee

Yesterday I removed the knuckle lever again, took the bush off & made a simple puller- 2 large washers & a long thin bolt, to pull the bush through the rod. Having replaced the knuckle, the bush popped on second try :super. I took the car out & the gearchange is the best its been since I bought the car :Cheer
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Re: Gear linkage bush

Postby pgoldsmith » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:15 pm

Glad you've sorted it. A real nightmare to do.

As an aside, I did replace my gear change knuckle balls at the same time. Not certain if I posted these before or not, but below are some photos of the knuckle before and after replacing the balls.

Makes a huge difference when selecting reverse and also 3rd and 5th.

Fairly easy to do, and in fact a breeze compared to renewing the bush !!!

My GTA has done circ 130k and is 30 yrs young, so you can judge what condition yours may be in if you havent already changed them.
Originals are soft rubber, so I expect them to decline with age rather than miles.
Replacement balls are solid plastic and should be fit and forget.
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Re: Gear linkage bush

Postby Peter04 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:48 pm

jgarriock wrote:I've got the same issue - had my gearshift come completely loose from the linkage and now the car won't get in gear at all. I live in Canada, but I can call up Renault and order some bushings -Rachat prêt do either of you know the part # or what I should ask for when I get in touch?

Thanks a lot!

Me too, I've got the same issue :angel
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Re: Gear linkage bush

Postby paulrob100 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:44 pm

I was advised to buy genuine Renault as the Simon Auto ones are a bit harder & therefore more difficult to fit. They are still available. I got mine on-line, so should be available to order from a dealer. I would need to look up the name of the company that supplied mine. It is the rear gear linkage bush that tends to fail. I bought 2 as they were only a few pounds each.

The big issue is getting the car high enough to work under. As it is usually impossible to drive the car once the bush has failed, it cannot be driven up ramps, unless of course its stuck in reverse gear. I have 2 small trolley jacks which allowed me to jack both sides of the car up simultaneously, then place my car ramps under the rear wheels. It is also helps if you can get the front wheels off the ground. Even with the car this high, it is still very tight, & access is extremely limited. Obviously if you have access to a vehicle hoist it would make the job much easier.

There is a link to a parts book, available to club members.

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Re: Gear linkage bush

Postby stephendell » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:34 pm

Got two bushes and two balls in a Jiffy bag ready to post out.
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