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Re: Gear linkage bush

Postby paulrob100 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:45 pm

Ill call you tomorrow, thanks
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Re: Gear linkage bush

Postby clee » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:16 pm

It's easier to press the bush into the rod first rather than on the ball.
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Re: Gear linkage bush

Postby paulrob100 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:46 pm

Thanks to John, Paul & Clee

Yesterday I removed the knuckle lever again, took the bush off & made a simple puller- 2 large washers & a long thin bolt, to pull the bush through the rod. Having replaced the knuckle, the bush popped on second try :super. I took the car out & the gearchange is the best its been since I bought the car :Cheer
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Re: Gear linkage bush

Postby pgoldsmith » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:15 pm

Glad you've sorted it. A real nightmare to do.

As an aside, I did replace my gear change knuckle balls at the same time. Not certain if I posted these before or not, but below are some photos of the knuckle before and after replacing the balls.

Makes a huge difference when selecting reverse and also 3rd and 5th.

Fairly easy to do, and in fact a breeze compared to renewing the bush !!!

My GTA has done circ 130k and is 30 yrs young, so you can judge what condition yours may be in if you havent already changed them.
Originals are soft rubber, so I expect them to decline with age rather than miles.
Replacement balls are solid plastic and should be fit and forget.
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