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Refurbishing gear linkage

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by cerips, Aug 9, 2010.

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    Has anyone got any experience of refurbishing their gear linkage?

    I suspect mine is due some TLC as the car has clocked up nearly 183K!
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    ian52 2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

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    Is it pre facelift or facelift as they are not the same. I found a place in the states that do a metal bush to replace the rubber on facelift ones. I want it done on mine.
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    the 'ebay' quick shift works quite well, but as my kit didnt come with instructions i found it easier to use a later facelift mechanism that didnt have a push down reverse rather than work out how to attach spring etc.. wasnt sure it would even work but it did

    so i now have a very nice precise feeling gear change and less moving parts

    not sure why my facelift tqs has an earlier type push down reverse when other facelifts dont though?
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    Sorry should have said it's a facelift 6 speed box, although mine also has a push down reverse as well.
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    ah, my tdi is the same and now feels very sloppy in comparison (200k+), the quickshift will work on the six speed and actually bought it for that car but couldnt work out how to fit it !
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    you can usually buy a kit from audi to refurb the linkages.
    they do them for golfs anyway
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    ian52 2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

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    On mine its the bush at the gearbox end thats shagged and that means buying that whole arm at something like £70
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