X250 stiff gear seletion

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  1. micky drip

    micky drip Read Only Funster

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    My Ducato has done 15k, gear selection is getting increasingly difficult, especially 1st and reverse. Is there anything I can do before taking it to a proffessional?
     
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    Put the clutch in?:BigGrin:

    Seriously though, I have a few problems as well especially with 4th and 6th.
     
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    selector linkages and cables may need lubricating.

    not sure but i think the links are behind the dash shroud
     
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    Excuse my ignorance, but is this the Ducato Max chassis?
     
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    wheelbase and weigh i believe
     
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    you cannot beat a bit of lubrication when things get stiff:RollEyes:
     
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    I wish !!
     
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    Pull the gaiter off from around the gear stick, this will expose the top gear linkages, you can lubricate them and hope it helps,


    Eric
     
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    Thanks eric I`ll get the WD 40 out.
     
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    carefull with the WD 40 it makes some plastics "swell" and i believe the parts under the gaiter are plastic....
     
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    WD40 is not intended as a lubricant. It is more likely to dissolve any remaining lubricant and make things much worse (but better for a day or two, so it looks like it has fixed it).
     
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    You could check on top of the gearbox if something has dropped onto the linkages,
    We had a motorhome that wouldn't select reverse at work and it turned out to be the heater intake drain pipe had somehow got caught up in the linkage jamming it.
     
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    I never thought of that. Any suggestions wot to use?
     
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    i am sure there are a few types but i use this on plastic gears.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SERVO-Gea...ars-last-/120847505256?_trksid=p2054897.l4275

    i learnt the hard way with WD40, sprayed it into locks on a caravan to keep them smooth, the main habitation lock seized through swelling of the plastic due to a reaction with the WD40. this was confirmed when i purchased the replacement.:Doh:

    not all plastics are affected but on the basis of its better to be sure than sorry!:thumb:
     
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