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Alan Thomas
April 5, 2017, 9:16am Report to Moderator


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Hi there - i have searched the database for "reverse gear" to find only 2 non-relevant items but my problem is that when i select reverse, i have to hold the gearstick in place otherwise it jumps out. (my search skills might be suspect)
So my question - is this an easy selector fix or a whole gearbox overhaul ??

BTW great advice from this forum on fitting a S/steel exhaust - now fully installed - MIKALOR clips are so much neater that "U"bolts  


currently Herald 13/60 Convertible
Herald 12/50 Saloon when i was 20
Herald 1200 Estate when i was 19 (a lot of miles ago!)
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glang
April 5, 2017, 1:14pm Report to Moderator

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Well theres good news and bad! Dont think the gearbox has got to come out as the problem should be with one of the spring loaded plungers in the gearlever extension housing that bolts on the top of the gearbox. As you move the gearlever it operates one of three sliding rods in said housing each of which has notches in it that the plungers spring into to keep them in the selected postions. The springs are quite small and break with time so this locking mechanism doesnt work allowing it to jump out of the respective gear.
Bad news is that the cardboard/plastic gearbox cover hump has to come off the gearbox to get the housing off but at least you'll be able to have a look inside the gearbox at the same time....
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Pete Lewis
April 5, 2017, 2:40pm Report to Moderator

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yes remove the top cover   ,  put it in 1st gear to ease this operation , same on refiting  
to fit new springs  you need to remove the welch plugs there are small holes in the top cover to stick a thin punch in and pop them off,
the square headed dowel bolts has to be undone these can be more than 'tight'  done up by a gorilla.

if you undo these the shaft can be used to pop the plugs out , thye can be reused with smear of sealer

take care between each shaft is a series of balls and pins that act as interlock to prevent two gears at once .

good time to re bush the remote , but dont attempt to change the 0 rings in the kit these seal the  front short rod in the top hsg,  nearly impossible as you will chop the new ring with the old shaft and its another of those square dowels  to shift  leave that bit alone .

Pete


1964 1600 Vitesse 6 Cactus and Black , now  sold
now have T2000   Mk2 saloon in French Blue/grey trim  been  restored without running since 1997
now has power steering ,poly bushed and Alfa 156 seats
location  Luton
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Alan Thomas
April 5, 2017, 5:50pm Report to Moderator


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@glang thanks for your reassurance and advice I shall look up the springs as replacements.
I have done a couple of clutches on my previous Heralds so removing the gearbox cover holds no worries


currently Herald 13/60 Convertible
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Alan Thomas
April 5, 2017, 5:53pm Report to Moderator


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@ Pete again great tips I will look up the parts drawings before attempting. Thanks for sharing your experience


currently Herald 13/60 Convertible
Herald 12/50 Saloon when i was 20
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glang
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While youre there Alan I recommend carefully inspecting the gearbox mounting rubbers (dont know if its O/D or not) and checking tightness of all accessible nuts and bolts etc as they always seem to be pretty loose which doesnt help the leaks.....
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