Gear box linkage problem?
Posted 29 August 2018 - 01:46 PM
I had a load whine from the gearbox at 45 - 50 mph so i got a replacement gearbox for £100 from a similar age Picasso which was in good condition and only had done 60K.
I think the gearbox is ok - certainly much better than original one but I now have difficulty getting the stick into 1st and 2nd gear - especially 2nd when coming down from 3rd. Higher gears are fine and normal.
However, I think the problem may be due to the linkage as when moving in neutral the stick seems to bottom out hard and makes a clunk noise on the metal mount when moved to the far left. It wasn't like that previously as it had a bit of slop in all the gears.
Asked the garage and he thinks there is no way to adjust the linkage.
Any advice on this - is there a simple method to adjust the left/right linkage to tighten it up so it goes into 1st and 2nd more easily?
Or alternatively is there a way to get some more clearance on the stick mechanism on this axis so the stick doesn't bottom out?
Or is this just a gearbox issue with 2nd gear?
If no simple way I can live with the sticky gear - still fine to drive but just a bit annoying going into 2nd.
Apart from this issue - car is going great. Engine just brilliant - never had any issues with it hence why I have kept the car for over 10 years.
Posted 02 September 2018 - 09:28 AM
Believe there is adjustment for linkage, ask at another garage
Posted 03 September 2018 - 09:01 PM
Anybody know how to do this on a 2002 HDI ?
Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:30 AM
Remove the air filter and inlet to get access and pop off the left hand gear linkage by pushing the button and lifting off.
There is a clip just below the link which can be removed by flipping over and levering it off with a couple of small screwdrivers.
A bit awkward to do as space is limited.
Moving the linkages end back by a few millimetres to tighten up and refitted the retaining clip.
There is not much play between 1st and 5th so has to be centred properly as could affect both high/low gears.
Left the right hand linkage alone as it was ok - refitted air filter and good to go.