Mikey B wrote:Thing is im not convinced its the cable when its just crunching into 1 gear. If its a cable problem i find its hard to select all the back gears (2nd, 4th + reverse)
Im not saying its never the cable but in my experience i have found it to be a fault inside the gearbox when only one gear crunches.
hve the same problem ith mine. pain in arse getting 2nd 4th and reverse. not all the time but its a daily event ealing with gears.
glad to read so many posts regarding this and to read what the most likely problem will be. will mention the grey gear cable to mechanic tomorrow.
repeating myself i know, but like i mentioned in other posts. i paid a garage 26 october 2010 £271.00 to fit a new gear selector to my van, £161.00 for the part.
same problem with gears came back recently and then thats when i found out the part was not new, and in my opinion not even a recon part. ive noticed that the so called reconed gear selector and the gear change cable have some red paint on them. that says me that it my old part still on the van because if it had been replaced then the selector wouldnt have paint on like the cable does.
saw the garage boss today and he fobbed me off saying the red stuff is the red sealent used when refitting the reconed part.
taking the van to a transit specialist tomorrow to fix problem and to ask his advice on whether or not the selector is a recon part or my old one.
then its legal action time, trading standards etc if he says its my old one.
might only be £161, but i will go on and on till i get my money back.
ps, sorry to go on and on lol.
Getting confused over selector turret and cable problems.
The slector turret wont cause that anyway, what happens to the turret is the shaft siezes and you cant get any gears or if its still able to spin but jammed up and down will be able to get a front gear and back, whever the shaft is stuck, normally at neutral position so only get 3rd and 4th.
If the selector is stiff like they are when the bearing seal is failing before totally seizing solid then that can cause to much force on the cables, the outer cables can come apart and not get full selection, the grey (back and forward cable) gets squashed so not enough length to reach furthest reached gear, which is 2nd then reverse, 4th is always ok as its not as far to travel as the cable is in the middle not stretching to one side, the difference between going in and crunching in is litterally 05mm of cable length.
If it were just wear and the grey cable were squashed, then 2nd would start playing up first, then driver would get used to it and force it in a bit more, all the time cable getting worst when it starts to affect reverse its pretty bad, and the constant use like this will damage synchros, so even after new cables, and selector if needed, the synchros will be goosed....
omeone who left his a least 2 years crunching into 2nd
, i checked adjustment but it was the outer cable coming loose on one of the ends, a new cable and no problems with synchros or anything.
selector stiff, pinch bolt loose, outer cables loose, inner cable squashed or synchro failed it could be any of them.