Stiff/difficult gear change on 2006 2.8 Ducato.

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  1. ytype

    ytype Read Only Funster

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    I have had trouble with the gear change on my 2006 30k 2.8 Ducato getting harder and harder to select correct gear, worried an internal gearbox problem after I had checked the linkage cables twice in the last 6months. Recently found a forum comment about a pivot on top of the gearbox corroding up. I took off the air filter and large diameter hoses and removed the quadrant from the pivot with a heavy cold chisel and a lump hammer. The quadrant was full of rust between it's two bush bearings, 5 minutes with a screwdriver and break the rust out then a liberal application of grafite grease. Gear change now better than new. Brilliant.
     
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    Well done that man....now I wonder how much that would have cost in a garage, replace this that and the other is their preferred route not free up and grease.:thumb:
     
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    Do you have any photos of the job as I am sure it would be of interest to members
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Ah, finesse, we like finesse round here.
     
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    chisel and hammer.....I could do that .....

    Shirl
     
  6. ytype

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    Sorry jezport, no photos, they're too technical, and require planning.
     
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