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  1. Jerseycol

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    Hi and good morning to all.
    I was wondering if someone could help?:Smile:.
    Has anyone had trouble with the gear linkage on a Fiat Ducato 2.5 diesal,mine decided not to engage into any gears running or not running:cry: i have only just bought the M/H so i suppose it is just bad luck that this has happened, i have it now at a local garage in Jersey where i live, but would like any info on this problem if anyone could help:Smile:.
    it is a 20 year old eldiss Autoking.
    Thanks for reading.
    Jerseycol.
     
  2. scotjimland

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    Hi

    a thread on the Fiat forum might shed some light

    The FIAT Forum - Search Results

    no experience of the Ducato but it sounds like seized cable or linkage ..

    hth

    jim
     
  3. Jerseycol

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    Thank you Jim for your Help.:Smile:
     
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    Hi, last Sept i bought a 1995 Fiat Ducato m/h i had to have 2 recon gearboxes, i never even got to use the damn thing just driving between garage + home (110 round trip 3 times). After legal advice i ended up taking it back to the garage i bought it from + got a newer different m/h. I have since on my travels met the new owner of my old m/h he has also had 2 recon gearboxes fitted by a different garage + he still has the problem, he says he's off to seek legal advice. The fiat forum was full of people with the same problem.

    Where in Jersey do you live?, i worked there 5 seasons from 1979 - 84, i worked at the Barra Hotel, Casablanca Hotel + the Jolly Roger cafe/gift shop St Brelades, i had a great time.

    Good luck with your gearbox, hope you're soon mobile.
     
  5. Jerseycol

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    Hi Thanks for the info on your M/H.
    I now live in Longueville st saviour
    i came to jersey in 76 i also worked at the casablanca then as a night porter.
    left there and went to work at skyline disco,that became madisons,then in 87 i Managed another nightclub in st helier,i only came over for a few months still here:Rofl1:
     
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    i was night porter at the Casablanca, did you sleep in the laundry room also?. Was Peter + Karen the managers then ? + did a customer named Derek a friend or the owners (think he was called Peter Green) call in for a few beers? his party trick was to put his plonker on the bar regardless of who was there, and believe me it had to be a "Big Un" to reach the bar lol.
     
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  8. Jerseycol

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    The owners were the green's john and mick both dead now, peter and karen took over when we left the manager was a guy called Ian when i was there, i slept in the upstairs attic next to managers flat. ohh the comforts,as for the guy who pretended to be a green never did see him,only did the one season 76 still know peter and karen they run another guest house at the momen,well i9 think karen does peter works on the seasonal bus route.
     
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    I had a 91 Petrol Kon-Tiki on a Ducato base and the gear-linkage on this RHD 'Eurovan' was very poor.

    Fortunately, at the time, there was an guy who specialised in supplying/fitting a re-engineered 'double bobble link' of his own design that completely cured the sloppy gearchange that made finding the right gear (or any) a chore.

    Don't know if he is still around but MMM library may come up with something.

    BW
     
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    Thanks for everyone's help
     
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    Soon after buying my M/H in 2000 I had difficulty engaging reverse, especially when the engine was hot, Several times I had to wait 10 minutes or so for it to cool down a bit so I could complete the move. Anyway I took it into the local Fiat dealer and he made a slight adjustment to the linkage, and then greased it well. I have never had trouble since. He said it was a fairly common problem as the linkage tended to wear with use unless it was kept well lubricated.

    Phil.
     
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    This is the guy that fitted mine.

    Only difference is that fifeteen years ago fitted price was about £75 - now £250............that's inflation for you!

    BW

    Great product though.
     

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