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Old 22nd June 2010, 13:05   #1
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Default Gear linkage, ball joint and rods? scrap

Took my car to garage today as car has a gear selector problem, sometimes wont let me into 1st, 2nd etc. Said i needed new gear linkages, ball joint and some rods or something? he later told me im better of scrapping the car :O 2001 saxo desire, 69,000 genuine mileage. Is he being an arse? shall i get it fixed? how much will this cost and where can i get the parts . thankyou
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Old 22nd June 2010, 13:13   #2
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yeah sounds like he is being an arse to me.

if he's a fat fucker they can be a bit of a twat to do need small girlish hands (they help anyway)

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Old 22nd June 2010, 13:18   #3
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theres some linkages on ebay, anyone know which ones i need?
also he says gear ball joint or something? what is this?
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Old 22nd June 2010, 13:22   #4
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To be honest i'd take it to another garage and find out exactly whats needed, and get a price off them (itemised) for what needs doing. Then you have a list of the parts you need and you can buy them off here or ebay and see if someone's local to fit them for you (for a small fee obviously )
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Old 22nd June 2010, 13:29   #5
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i know its deffinatly the gear linkages but what else, i do not know so will get a second opinion

anyone know which ones on ebay are the right ones for my 1.1 desire
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Old 22nd June 2010, 13:29   #6
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lol he probs knows someone or is after himself a cheap run about

if you agreed to scrap it guareed he would have it himself

it will need a set of linkages and the ball joint he means could be the control arm? with the rubber ball on the end i presume

but as said get it back and take it elsewhere
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Old 22nd June 2010, 16:24   #7
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the gear linkanges are universal mate. ones off a 1.1 are the same as ones off a vts. Just put some 1.1 106 ones on my vts. exactly the same so ignore them on that. Scrapyard best bet, i paid £3 for mine . As for ball joints dont cost a massive deal £30 tops and they arent that hard to fit even for a first timer or someone who isnt mechanically savvy.

If i was you, get another opinion and ignore the ignorant arses.
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Old 22nd June 2010, 22:10   #8
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Hi, Here is a little more to add to what the others have posted above:

2) Citroen part 2449 65 "CONTROL RETURN" which is about £36.85 inc VAT or try a breaker
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Old 22nd June 2010, 22:13   #9
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he's trying to have your pants down, bottom arm with balljoint £15 used £40-ish new, set of gear linkage rods £5 used, £15 ish new, hours labour £40 job done.
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New linkage rods for £15 :O i've only seen ones for £40, where can i get these?



I need 2,3,3 and 5 i belive? possibly 1 but cannot remember if he said this needs replacing. Gonna get a second opinion soon tho.

thanks for all the help
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Old 23rd June 2010, 09:03   #11
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get sum uprated ones off ebay 30 40 quid it will stop the problem happening in the future as they wont pop off causing u to lose certain gears easy job to fix anyway
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Old 23rd June 2010, 22:21   #12
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are these correct? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CITROEN-SAXO-G...item4cee8856a4 just wanna know before i buy
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they are the usual parts in the gear linkage that fail so i'd guess these are the parts that the guy means
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yeah i know its definatly the linkages, just need to find out the other bits and bobs.

Those linkages would fit my saxo tho yeah?

thankyou for the help
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Old 24th June 2010, 08:38   #15
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anyoneeeee? just so i dont make a mistakke and buy the wrong ones
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ye thats the right part should go for some uprated ones though!!
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Old 24th June 2010, 23:22   #18
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cant find any
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Old 28th June 2010, 17:12   #19
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dont know whether this is too late but ive just found these and have read that they are fairly good over oe parts

http://www.kamracing.co.uk/index.php...roen-saxo.html
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go for standard ones, ignore these 'uprated ones'
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