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#1 Slugsy

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 09:45 PM

Hi all my gear stick seems to be a bit stiff and not as smooth as should be. It's stiff to the point that you can't jiggle it about to check it's in neutral unless you use quite some grip! I've had a look at the gear stick ball joint and it looks very clean so could be new so was wondering if they're ment to packed up with grease. I checked my mates 1.6 and his is the same. Any ideas at all.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 09:55 PM

Hi all my gear stick seems to be a bit stiff and not as smooth as should be. It's stiff to the point that you can't jiggle it about to check it's in neutral unless you use quite some grip! I've had a look at the gear stick ball joint and it looks very clean so could be new so was wondering if they're ment to packed up with grease. I checked my mates 1.6 and his is the same. Any ideas at all.



i would imagine theres meant to be a nice dollop of white grease on there to be honest most cars ive done have to have the jointg greased to prevent excessive wear metal on metal just had a look and the linkage and joint should be greased

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:22 PM

Cheers mate thought as much. There seems to be a very very thin layer of grease on it but I mean a scraping quite literally!

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:29 PM

Cheers mate thought as much. There seems to be a very very thin layer of grease on it but I mean a scraping quite literally!



you wont do any damage greasing it up so ide do that and see if you still have an issue afterwards had it with a golf and believe it or not it was the clutch on its way out if its fine changing gears then it likely needs grease if not it could be needing adjusted

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 11:53 AM

Mine went the same, I just Lifted the Gaitor and sprayed 3in1 oil on the assy and worked it a couple of times job done, a word of caution Dont
use WD 40 it may make the plastic parts brittle, but an engine oil would be ok.
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Posted 14 February 2010 - 03:54 PM

Mine went the same, I just Lifted the Gaitor and sprayed 3in1 oil on the assy and worked it a couple of times job done, a word of caution Dont
use WD 40 it may make the plastic parts brittle, but an engine oil would be ok.
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the best stuff to use if you have it is white greasse but engine oil brushed on with a small art brush would do the job

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 07:34 PM

I'll use White grease got tons at work! It seems to go into gear fine it just feels stiff as it's stiff just moving it side to side!! Another reason why I don't think it's clutch is that the car has only done 59k and there isn't any problems with the fly wheel either!

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 08:11 PM

I'll use White grease got tons at work! It seems to go into gear fine it just feels stiff as it's stiff just moving it side to side!! Another reason why I don't think it's clutch is that the car has only done 59k and there isn't any problems with the fly wheel either!



nah just needs greased if it was a clutch or box problem you would have the same issue getting it in gear which you doint it probably had a good dollop of grease on it at one time but like all things its wore off

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