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Gear linkage problem

m0cea Feb 12, 2004

  1. m0cea

    m0cea New Member

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    I've just purchased an A3 1997 1.6 which has had a slight accident, anyway in due to the accident the gear linkage has seperated at the pivot point at the end of the gear select shaft so I cannot select a gear. The problem is I cannot get the two points back together is there a setup procedure to be able to get it back together again.
    It's doing my head in to say the least so if anyone can help /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/idea.gif

    None of the linkage looks bent at all!
     
  2. Drill

    Drill Member

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    Any chance of a pic dude? Just wondering, as it's easier to figure out if you can see it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    I think it might be easier for you to just replace the linkage (If indeed that is where the problem lies) I got a TT linkage for my A3 (Only works on later models though, sorry /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif ) but it only cost me something like €20 so they're not expensive. Try getting the part number off of the linkage and either check out your local dealer, or maybe try contacting www.vagparts.com

    Hope you get this fixed dude /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
     
  3. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi RS3

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    I have just fitted a Neuspeed Short Shifter on my S3 which replaces the original gear linkage. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    But now I come to think about it - the S3 gearbox is 6-speed and so I assume it's a different linkage. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    Are the linkages the same folks or is my assumption correct?
     
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    Drill Member

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    You are correct, you cannot place a 5-speed linkage on a 6-speed, or vice versa /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
     
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    m0cea New Member

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    Sorted the linkage problem out the steering rack has moved the only problem now is the mounting on the rack has broken off /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked2.gif
     

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