Gear selection difficult? Unable to select a gear? Gear linkage hanging off? Gear stick moves up and down but doesn’t go in to gear?
The gear selector cable bush end has worn and popped off of the ball joint on your gear box.
The nylon bush on the end of the selector cable wears over time and simply pops off. The nylon material is very soft; as it operates on a metal ball joint it wears quickly and causes this fault. The vehicle manufacturer’s solution to this issue is to replace the gear selector cable (at great cost), this however will wear in the same way as the original and the issue will reoccur
Vauxhall Vivaro 2001- onwards
Renault Trafic 2001- onwards
Nissan Primastar 2001- onwards
5 and 6 speed gearbox, PK5 5 speed, PF6 PK6 6 speed.
Associated part numbers:
93198347 7701477671 7701473971 4432979 7701477672 112883 34828 4432979 93198015 8201283105
Fit our clamp on to the bush end and tightly secure the cable to the ball joint for life.
Our unique design item securely clamps the selector cable bush to the gear box and will not wear. Restore smooth gear selection for good. Our item features a dual clamp design so there is no possibility of the joint working loose. A strong sleek design finished in mirror polished stainless steel. Fitment is very simple and can be carried out in situe under bonnet.
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Step 1: Locate Linkage
Open bonnet and look down to gearbox, you will see the loose cable in the location illustrated.
Step 2: Fit Our Clamp
Fit cable end bush back on to ball joint.
Slide first part of our clamp over the bush and under the ball joint as illustrated.
Attach the second part of our clamp as illustrated ensuring the legs are under the first part of the clamp.
Secure the two parts together using the bolts supplied.
Step 3: Test Operation
Check operation and test clamp, note secure fitting and that bush can no longer work loose.