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Gear linkage/front pivot play



MLB

ClioSport Club Member
Good evening,

I've got quite a lot of play in my gear stick, left to right, when in gear.

Solid engine and gearbox mounts, purple powerflex dogbone bushes and brass bushes/Yanoo V1 all fitted and still a lot of play.

Had a good look around recently and found a lot of play where the gear linkage attaches to the pivot underneath the gearbox but can't really find any info on this. Would this cause the play described? If so what parts are needed to sort it?

And is the rubber boot still available? I believe it's part number 7700718856?


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MLB

ClioSport Club Member
Thanks, I was hoping it would just be a new bush/sleeve, but also can't seem to find the entire linkage new for sale.

Any upgrades available except the PMS (which looks good but apparently rattles a lot on the motorway?).
 
  406 V6, Race Buggy
Looks like a nylon or rubber sleeve still in the joint there? Must be able to get a new one I'd think, or have one made, that'd be a 10 minute job to knock something up if not.
 

MLB

ClioSport Club Member
It must be, looks like whatever is there has worn away by the knurled bit which seems to be in fairly decent condition. I might try to knock the bush out and see what it's made of.
 
  406 V6, Race Buggy
That knurling looks like what youd normally bond a rubber bush around so I'm guessing its split away from the centre
 

plees

ClioSport Club Member
  S/C Iceberg 172 Cup
If its just the centre bush you can get away with, leave it with me. Possibly got a couple at home! 🤞🏻
 
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MLB

ClioSport Club Member
That knurling looks like what youd normally bond a rubber bush around so I'm guessing its split away from the centre

Maybe it is, I'd have to take it apart again to check. Would make sense.

@plees if you could make something to replace the (presumably) worn top one that would be awesome!

I am thinking though, would the whole thing need a little play to account for the gearstick moving left/right for 1st/2nd and 5th gear? So a solid bush might not work?

Won't have time until at sometime in the new year though (newborn baby and toddler needing all the attention).

I'll do a bit more investigating and come back here to update.
 

EthanMenace

ClioSport Club Member
  2010 Clio 200 Cup
I have exactly the same issue, I've replaced the bushes under the gear knob with some brass ones from @plees which has made it slightly more solid but i still have so much movement around that pivot point.

I didn't have a bush around that knurled section but I've got no idea if there's supposed to be one there?
 

MLB

ClioSport Club Member
In the second picture it looks like there is some sort of bush in the front pivot.

Maybe those are still available from Renault and come with a new bush pressed in.
 

plees

ClioSport Club Member
  S/C Iceberg 172 Cup
@MLB from what I can see there is a couple of different linkage types.

I have two different linkages here and neither look like the one on the video.
Using the ones I have here, I can see where improvements can be made however and have just sent a drawing to the machine shop for a prototype to be made up.
 

MLB

ClioSport Club Member
That sounds great!

If you can let me know which linkage you have I can also try one of the breakers to see if they have the different type of linkage available and use your upgraded design.
 


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