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transit wont go into gear

Postby Vandalism » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:40 pm

just had a phone call from my dad saying he took the transit for a run upto the tip and back (no more than 10 miles)
and got back home and it now wont go into gear...the box did have a problem of popping out of reverse...does this mean the gear box is finally finished :?:

if not what might the problem be.....(p.s its a german transit)

this is a disaster as its recently had a new clutch and if it is finished the transit is going nowhere for a long time untill i rebuild the other engine and box to go in :(
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Re: transit wont go into gear

Postby Vandalism » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:13 pm

o...k...aparently it goes into gear and drives now....hope it was a faulse alarm :shock:
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Re: transit wont go into gear

Postby Altransit » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:16 pm

If it happens again, see if it will go in without the engine running :wink: If it does, then the clutch is to blame :(
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Re: transit wont go into gear

Postby Vandalism » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:24 pm

i thought gears could go in with the engine running (clutch down) anyway?
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Re: transit wont go into gear

Postby Altransit » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:26 pm

They can, IF the clutch is working correctly :lol:
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Re: transit wont go into gear

Postby Ken B » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:26 pm

More likely the box itself. Mine does similar things. Quite often gets stuck in reverse, you then have to stir the stick until it all drops back in its slots and then you can engage gears again. Also had it stick in neutral and top gear.
They may moan about the Type 9 on here, but it cant be any worse than having to deal with this rubbish German box stuck at lights etc. So the sooner its changed in my case the better.
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Re: transit wont go into gear

Postby Vandalism » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:31 pm

i have the opposite problem if anything..it falls out of first and pops out of reverse :( the other gears work fine tho :lol: :roll:
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Re: transit wont go into gear

Postby Vandalism » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:32 pm

Vandalism wrote:i thought gears could go in with the engine running (clutch down) anyway?


i ment without the engine running
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Re: transit wont go into gear

Postby madmark » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:57 pm

the funny thing is this box was used up and till 88 and can normaly be found in a mk3 1.6 ltr
its called a F type the G type is whats normaly used with a 2ltr and diesel and v6 etc :wink:
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Re: transit wont go into gear

Postby Vandalism » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:10 pm

if it fails and its finished which i hope it wont..i expect ill have to go on german ebay to find that gearbox :roll:
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Re: transit wont go into gear

Postby Ken B » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:44 am

I wouldnt bother. Fit something a bit more UK friendly.
Mark ....I can see why its called an "F" box :roll: thats what i call it when it does its stupid tricks :lol:
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Re: transit wont go into gear

Postby Luke » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:49 am

check all the bolts/fixings that hold the stick on are tight :D
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Re: transit wont go into gear

Postby madmark » Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:17 pm

Ken B wrote:I wouldnt bother. Fit something a bit more UK friendly.
Mark ....I can see why its called an "F" box :roll: thats what i call it when it does its stupid tricks :lol:


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Re: transit wont go into gear

Postby transitgeoff » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:12 pm

identifiable by the very coarse spline on the output shaft :D
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Re: transit wont go into gear

Postby madmark » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:15 pm

and the funny gearstick end :lol: :lol:
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