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Old 10-20-2005, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
Delboy
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flabby gear change

Recently, the gear lever on my 2000 1.4CL has become "indefinite" and seems
to have lost the "spring loading" in the 3/4 plane making the change from
2-3 difficult. The spring resistance to the 5/R also seems a little weak.

Any ideas out there?

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Old 10-21-2005, 00:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: flabby gear change

Delboy wrote:

> Recently, the gear lever on my 2000 1.4CL has become "indefinite" and
> seems to have lost the "spring loading" in the 3/4 plane making the change
> from 2-3 difficult. The spring resistance to the 5/R also seems a little
> weak.
>
> Any ideas out there?
>


The gear lever centralising spring has broken - a very common fault. It only
costs a couple of quid and 20 minutes to change. Best of all, you can do it
all from inside the car!

This link might help you:

http://forum.ffoc.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4150

If not, post back here for further advice.

HTH

Chris

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Old 10-21-2005, 05:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: flabby gear change

Thanks Chris. I'll give it a whirl.

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> Delboy wrote:
>
> > Recently, the gear lever on my 2000 1.4CL has become "indefinite" and
> > seems to have lost the "spring loading" in the 3/4 plane making the

change
> > from 2-3 difficult. The spring resistance to the 5/R also seems a little
> > weak.
> >
> > Any ideas out there?
> >

>
> The gear lever centralising spring has broken - a very common fault. It

only
> costs a couple of quid and 20 minutes to change. Best of all, you can do

it
> all from inside the car!
>
> This link might help you:
>
> http://forum.ffoc.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4150
>
> If not, post back here for further advice.
>
> HTH
>
> Chris
>
> --
> Remove prejudice to reply.



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Old 10-21-2005, 14:01   #4 (permalink)
Tony Anderson
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Re: flabby gear change

It sounds definately like the spring around the gear lever has broken.Remove
the gaiter from the housing (sprung plastic fit),unscew the bolts holding
the gear lever and lift it out. Remove the broken spring and fit new
one.That's when I started to have a bad day. I could not figure out how it
was fitted. When I finally did I felt rather stupid because it is simplcity
itself. Have fun. Tony Anderson.


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