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Old 26-02-2013, 12:33   #1 (permalink)
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Can any of you learned gents (or ladies) tell me how one would get the gearbox out of a Citroen engined Hymer 644 please

How does one gain access to the engine etc?

Is there somewhere that sells/repairs gearboxes on (or off) older MHs?
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Old 26-02-2013, 13:18   #2 (permalink)
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Driveshafts out and pull it out the bottom. I did get one done at the side of the road, but it was in Morocco.
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Thanks Dave, I suspected it would have to come out thro' the bottom. Do you know if it would be the same box as the fiat etc?
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Am not sure, but I would think so. The Citroen engine is the one out of the Citroen CX, with 2 cam belts. I had a good look at mine whilst it was out and it certainly looked the same as the Fiat box. It was a Fiat clutch that was fitted. Its not a job I would relish doing myself now, but they had it out and back in a morning. Whats wrong with the box anyway ?
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Dont know, The van is advertised as spares or repairs on preloved. 'Gearbox Broken' It is not far from us so I thought it might be worth a look. He is looking for offers so that is another question really but I want to find out as much as possible before looking at it or making contact.
Here is the URL in case you would be interested in taking a look, I would appreciate your opinion.
http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/sh...r-repairs.html
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Dont know, The van is advertised as spares or repairs on preloved. 'Gearbox Broken' It is not far from us so I thought it might be worth a look. He is looking for offers so that is another question really but I want to find out as much as possible before looking at it or making contact.
Here is the URL in case you would be interested in taking a look, I would appreciate your opinion.
http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/sh...r-repairs.html
From the add it sounds like he has spent a shedload of money on it and now something has gone wrong with the gearbox, so he has decided to cut his losses, or his wife has decided for him .
Its a left hooker so it will be column change so wont have the daft linkages they put on the RHD ones. No smashing your knuckles on the dash.
The main problem with those boxes was they used to jump out of 5th gear on the overrun. Solved by fitting new engine mounts or replacing 5th gear. Replacing 5th gear is an easy fix and can be done in an hour with the box still in place. Try to find out what he means by gearbox broken and come back to me.
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Thanks Dave, I will get on to that straight away. I will come back to you as soon as I have the info.
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Hi Dave,
I contacted the guy who is selling the hymer and asked him what he means by Gearbox Broken. His reply is below. Please let me know what you think.

'Hello Bill, the gearbox has been to a specialist and the selector, the selector bush and 5th gear all need replacing. At the moment I'm trying to aquire a second hand gearbox from France as there are none for a reasonable price in this country'
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