Reverse gear on Fiat Ducato 2.8. 2006

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  1. Jerrymjj

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    Finding it increasingly difficult to select reverse gear on my 2006, Ducato. LIfting the detente seems to take me into no man's land and the gear lever is getting stuck so that I have to bang it to disengage it. Could something have got loose so I am going further than I should? No other gears seem affected. Even first is easy and smooth. Any thoughts gratefully received. Jerry
     
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    Cables need lubricating?
     
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    And where might they be????
     
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    One end at the gearstick the other at the gearbox! Sorry never done it myself, apart from seeing cables after removing gearstick from my old van to access the heater matrix.
     
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    I'll have a look thank you.
     
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    There is an adjuster on the cable at the gear stick end at least there is on a 2.2ltr. U need to remove the glove box and probably bolts securing the gate. Then its easy to do but a bit of a black art to get it just right - reverse works then 5/6 becomes the problem.
    While its all visible a but of lub might also help.
    Hth
     
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    Many thanks. I'll give it a go.
     
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    Have a look at this:

     
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    I've got the 2006 2.8JTD. It's and easy enough job to lube them. Pop the motorhome up onto the levelling ramps under the front wheels. Handbrake on and chock the rear for safety.

    Slide yourself in under the vehicle from under the drive door and you'll see the 2 cables coming from the dash and running down to the top of the gearbox (take a torch, rag and some lube spray with you and don't forget some safety goggles too if you have them).

    There are 2 grommets that do slide away (they had on my friends 2005 Ducato). Check these are in place. They can easily be slid out and spray up the "hole" to lube the top parts of the cables. Then slide the grommets back in place.

    Next, take a look at the gearbox end of the cables and ensure there is no slack, lose bolts, wobbly bits etc. Give it all a good lube and hopefully it'll be nothing more disastrous or mechanical.

    As I mention, it cured my friends 2005 model and it had the same symptoms.

    Good luck and remember safety at all time.

    Piccy is the gearbox linkage.
    http://www.fiatforum.com/ducato/322078-ducato-2-8jtd-motorhome-2004-5-gearbox-linkage.html


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    Really helpful PP Bear. I've liberally sprayed the gearbox end and discovered that one of the tiny bellows has come off and needs replacing but no mess inside. I'll have a look at the other side now. The liberal dosing of WD40 does seem to have made a difference.
     
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    Underneath your windscreen, on the passenger side, there is a void into which water drains - you can easily see it from the outside. At the bottom of this void there is a rubber bung which is connected to a tube of about 1" in diameter which disappears down inside your engine bay.

    Problem is this tube is often positioned so it discharges the water over the gearbox linkage! Only way to see is to crawl under the van and look up the back of the gearbox. You can see it on the left on the picture of the linkage above. This may have been the cause of your problem - worth checking. On my van the tube is how gently held to one side with a cable tie.
     
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