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 Post subject: Sei gear linkage
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:27 pm 
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The gear linkage on Pikachu is very sloppy around the centre :P , it seems to have lost its self centralising thing (technically put i know :roll: ) and when going up through the box 5th is practically straight up above 4th and could easily be misplaced for 3rd is not being carefull :?

Now trawling around the scrap yard all the Sei's seemed like this even the low mileage one there had this fault but not as bad as mine, sooo im thinking is this a common problem and had any one else experienced this :?:

Looking at the linkage there seems to be some adjustment at the gear stick end and on top of the gearbox were the cables connect, the ends seem to thread onto the cable (i can see some exposed threads) and have lock nuts to stop them coming undone.
So im woundering if i can possibly adjust the linkage by tightening them up a little to improve the gear change :idea:
And has anyone else done this or know of anyone who has attempted doing so as im currently planing on selling him i just want to sort a few thing 1st so i know its right for its new owner :dancin:

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 Post subject: Re: Sei gear linkage
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:28 pm 
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Personally I've never had to adjust them, so can't really add anything. I'd be interested to hear if anyone has, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Sei gear linkage
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:47 pm 
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Thanks Pete.

Its a bit like stiring a bowl of custard at the moment but its raining here so its a job for the morning i think.

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 Post subject: Re: Sei gear linkage
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:50 pm 
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poor pickatu ask last owner if they had the same issue :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Sei gear linkage
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:18 pm 
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Its been like that since i got it off them Craig but im sure ill get to the bottom of it :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sei gear linkage
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:19 pm 
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I think the one at the back sets front to back movement and the front one left to right. If the gearstick is sloppy then components in the gearbox are worn. You would not notice it as much with a quick shifter due to leverage ratios.


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 Post subject: Re: Sei gear linkage
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:39 am 
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http://www.fiatforum.com/Cinquecento ... ector.html

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 Post subject: Re: Sei gear linkage
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:22 am 
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My 899 is a bit sloppy :?

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 Post subject: Re: Sei gear linkage
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:46 am 
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so is mine and 3rd clunks :head:

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 Post subject: Re: Sei gear linkage
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:48 am 
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craigdmjv wrote:
....3rd clunks :head:


That's a gearbox thing rather than a linkage issue. Have you changed the gearbox oil?

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 Post subject: Re: Sei gear linkage
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:06 am 
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no not yet was thinking of giving it a go

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 Post subject: Re: Sei gear linkage
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:35 pm 
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The linkage on my panda had gone tight and didn't feel very good changing into 1st, 3rd & 5th but i discovered that the rubber sleeve over where the linkage goes onto the gearbox has perished and dried out.
Just put some copper slip on it and it hasn't dried out since!

Driving smooth now.

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