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Gear Shift Bush Kit

Piet

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#1
HI all,
I've just bought a gear shift bush kit as shown below. It's for the joint between the lever into the box and the lever that comes forward over the engine. I know what the upper two bushes are- LH outer rubber and RH inner nylon (although this one is black, not white as usual).
But what are the two small ones for? I've never seen them before! Are these a later mod, and where do they go????? Can anyone help me with words or pictures?
Thanks
 

Piet

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#3
Thanks Petak, your stuff is looking very shiny! (as usual!).
The little bushes are too small to fit in the firewall. The only thing I could possibly think of is that one of them can go on the lever coming out of the gearbox to try and reduce the free play between the gearbox box lever (they just fit on that) and the cone shaped big nylon bush when the gear is in nuetral. But I have never seen these in the parts catalogue or manuals etc. It is onlky recently it appears in the overhaul kits. Melun, Franzoze, the Portuguese guys all sell them like this now.

Was it a very late development at the end of production? Does anyone know? Anyone?
 

Simon P

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#4
The Mk1 Renault 5 has the same gear change bush on the side of the gearbox
and on the bottom of the floor change gear leaver it has the smaller bushes.
It might be a kit for the type of gearbox not the car. The small bushes fit the
Renault 12 gear leaver as well.
 
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#5
Thanks Petak, your stuff is looking very shiny! (as usual!).
The little bushes are too small to fit in the firewall. The only thing I could possibly think of is that one of them can go on the lever coming out of the gearbox to try and reduce the free play between the gearbox box lever (they just fit on that) and the cone shaped big nylon bush when the gear is in nuetral. But I have never seen these in the parts catalogue or manuals etc. It is onlky recently it appears in the overhaul kits. Melun, Franzoze, the Portuguese guys all sell them like this now.

Was it a very late development at the end of production? Does anyone know? Anyone?
I got some as well when I replaced my bushes...........the two little ones are in the spares box untill I can find a use for them ?
 

mojobaby

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#6
I have a 1983 850cc and a 1980 GTL. I couldn't find those parts anywhere on the gear shift lever or the gear box lever on either car. What are they made of? Metal or plastic?
If they're the correct diameter, they might be a substitute for the nylon bush that is fitted underneath the rubber bushing that fits in the bulkhead. I pulled mine out for a photo. Sorry- a bit blurry!
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mojobaby

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#7
The Mk1 Renault 5 has the same gear change bush on the side of the gearbox
and on the bottom of the floor change gear leaver it has the smaller bushes.
It might be a kit for the type of gearbox not the car. The small bushes fit the
Renault 12 gear leaver as well.
I think you're correct Simon. The Franzose website says the kit is for R4 , R5, and R6.
 

Piet

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#8
Thanks everyone. That makes sense. BTW Has anyone been able to buy the firewall inner nylon one recently? Apparantly the p/n is 7705002032, but last time I tried, no luck. It seems stuff can diappear off dialogys, or rather Renault dispose of the parts from their central system, so for example in Australia they will find nil stock in france, yet if you are at a friendly Renault dealer in the back lots in France he will also get "nil stock" but then make a call to his local distributor and they will get it via their special "dark network". Got some brake cables this way when last over there.
 

Sprackers

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#12

Morning Chaps,

I'm having real trouble putting this all together. On the face of it it looks so simple.

I have removed the gear stick. put on the black rubber bit first then tried to push the white plastic bit into the rubber bit and it just wont go in.

I've used mole grips to push it through and all i am succeeding in doing is pushing the black rubber bit out of the metal surround.

Should I put it together first then try and get the black rubber bit into the the metal surround or get the balc rubber bit into the metal surround then try and push the white plastic bit into the black rubber bit when its already on the gear bracket.?

Should be easier than this.any help appreciated
 
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#13
Hi

Try fitting the rubber onto the nylon bush first, then offer it up to the gear linkage, lifting the rubber lip onto the circular part of the linkage. I use a very fine flat headed screwdriver to lift the lip over the metal. However, you need to try to avoid perforating the rubber at the same time.

I hope this helps.
 
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