Peugeot 5th gear

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  1. man of kent

    man of kent Read Only Funster

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    There are some posts on other sites about 5th gear on the 2.5 turbo. Mine is 1999 and I can add that they do slip out of 5th gear. Mine did at 68k.

    The problem is that motorhomes run at max GVW and the van chassis are not really designed for that. I got mine recently so the damage was done but DONT slog in 5th gear especially up hills. Change down early. I change down going up hill at 50mph. At low rpm the 5th gear is taking maximum torque and it just wears out. Cost me £600.

    Like the earlier Peugeot/FIAT/Citroen boxes the 5th gear is added on the end of the main 4 speed box. The early ones, mine was a 1988, break 5th gear. There is a lack of lubrication to the 5th gear and gearbox rebuilders know where to drill some extra holes to increase lubrication.
     
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    These pugs suffer with water ingress on the gearbox, which causes these types of problems. The slip out of fith is usually accompanied by a stiff reverse/first engagement, and later on,a flickering speedo.

    The rubber drain pipe that comes from the scuttle, dumps the water on top on the gearbox, push behind and secure rearward of the box and all will be well. I would suggest changing the box oil.:thumb:
     
  3. Snowbird

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    Anyone that knows what they are doing with these boxes can do them start to finish in 1hr 30mins.
    Fifth gear can be changed with the box in situ.
    Wish I could get £600 a go for doing em.
     
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