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 Post subject: Gearbox linkage / Lost gears / Snapped linkage bracket
PostPosted: January 7th, 2008, 9:04 am 
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Hey guys,
As some may know i've been having problems with my gears. They have been locking up and popping back out etc.. (Possibly Dela is having the same issues)
Well yesterday i finally got a chance (put down ps3 controller!) to have a good look to try and diagnose the problem. I removed the water pump and some loom etc and found that the bracket attaching to the gearbox was ok, but the bracket that surrounds the bottom gear linkage was loose and well out of place compared to the top linkage cable.
There appears to be rubber pads that sit between the two brackets the gear linkage runs through but these look to to be pulled apart too. I have a picture to illustrate this..just to give a better idea of the problem.
What i want to know is, do you guys think i should go Mitsubishi for a new braket assembly (anyone know how much roughly), or go to a brakers yard and get a second hand one? Or any other alternitives?
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 Post subject: Re: Gear linkages advice.
PostPosted: January 16th, 2008, 8:59 am 
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As that indeed was the problem, i chanced going to Mitsubishi for a new part which includes the whole assembly. I was very surprised when they told me it would only cost me £31.39 + VAT so snapped it up, went home and fitted it.
The code for the part was: MMR953261 RETAIL BRACKET M/T G.
It looks as though the rubber pads attached to the bracket have been improved, and for a quick job definitely cost effective. Maybe add this to the FAQ board for CJ's? I've heard it has been a common problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Gear linkages advice.
PostPosted: January 16th, 2008, 2:15 pm 
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good news dude. how do you mean though that they have been improved?? sorry just dubious of buying another bracket which would do the same as the first!


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 Post subject: Re: Gear linkages advice.
PostPosted: January 16th, 2008, 6:49 pm 
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Well, when i took the part mitsubishi sold me and compared it to the broken one from my CJ there appears to be a slight design change in that the rubber pads that sit either side of the bracket are a bit larger (therefore providing a greater bond with the metal) and there is a little piece of metal covering the top of the pad so that water/grit etc can't get to the pad an erode it.
It's a genuine mitsubishi part, and meant for the colt. The differences in the two brackets aren't huge, but it looks like the new style is better than the old.

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 Post subject: Re: Gear linkages advice.
PostPosted: January 16th, 2008, 7:17 pm 
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ok kool cheers for lettin me know!


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 Post subject: Re: Gearbox linkage / Lost gears / Snapped linkage bracket
PostPosted: June 27th, 2008, 2:54 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Gearbox linkage / Lost gears / Snapped linkage bracket
PostPosted: July 26th, 2009, 6:32 pm 
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im developing a fully welded bracket to overcome this problem, just need to test it but we think it will make the gearing stiffer than standard.

we will be running it for a few months to see how it goes and then if they work better then we can offer this service for members

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 Post subject: Re: Gearbox linkage / Lost gears / Snapped linkage bracket
PostPosted: July 27th, 2009, 2:39 pm 
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I've used one thats been welded and against one of Mitsubishi's new ones I don't like it as much. It made the gearing really stiff, although I can't vouch for the quality of the weld to be honest.

For the sake of £30 I'd just buy a direct replacement.

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 Post subject: Re: Gearbox linkage / Lost gears / Snapped linkage bracket
PostPosted: July 27th, 2009, 10:24 pm 
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stiffer gearing = missing a gear on the track which is why it is better.

im going to be selling a full kit for the full gearing side of things soon

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 Post subject: Re: Gearbox linkage / Lost gears / Snapped linkage bracket
PostPosted: November 6th, 2010, 4:04 pm 
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Thank you . had the same problem with mine and couldn't find out what it was and prob never would off if it wasnt for the pic :winkthumb


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 Post subject: Re: Gearbox linkage / Lost gears / Snapped linkage bracket
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Hi,

My bracket seems to have broken on my old 1996 colt1.3 glx. I am going to get a new one but not sure how to replace it. can someone give me any ideas?? i cant find a haynes manual for the vehicle which may help me.

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PostPosted: February 13th, 2012, 7:22 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Gearbox linkage / Lost gears / Snapped linkage bracket
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I have the same problem, i have got the new bracket but not sure how to get the cables off the old one. Any help would be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Gearbox linkage / Lost gears / Snapped linkage bracket
PostPosted: June 19th, 2013, 9:07 pm 
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bailey wrote:
I have the same problem, i have got the new bracket but not sure how to get the cables off the old one. Any help would be appreciated.


Disconnect the batt, remove the intake pipework, lock a set of molegrips to the tab and give it a wiggle and pull, iirc 4 12mm bolts hold the bracket in then fit new and give the tabs a bit of a knock with a hammer and drift to get them on. Might be able to grab some pics if needed.

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 Post subject: Re: Gearbox linkage / Lost gears / Snapped linkage bracket
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Nitropete wrote:
bailey wrote:
I have the same problem, i have got the new bracket but not sure how to get the cables off the old one. Any help would be appreciated.


Disconnect the batt, remove the intake pipework, lock a set of molegrips to the tab and give it a wiggle and pull, iirc 4 12mm bolts hold the bracket in then fit new and give the tabs a bit of a knock with a hammer and drift to get them on. Might be able to grab some pics if needed.


Thanks for that, I had trouble getting the pins out that hold the cables on, toke a bit of pulling and poking to get them out but did it in the end.


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 Post subject: Re: Gearbox linkage / Lost gears / Snapped linkage bracket
PostPosted: November 24th, 2013, 9:46 am 
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I have a spare 1.6 bracket for sale. Virtually brand new - £15 plus postage.

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 Post subject: Re: Gearbox linkage / Lost gears / Snapped linkage bracket
PostPosted: November 24th, 2013, 5:28 pm 
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I had the same problem on my fto, same design flaw, i drilled a hole and put a nut and bolt through, worked great! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Gearbox linkage / Lost gears / Snapped linkage bracket
PostPosted: July 20th, 2015, 2:47 pm 
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muzinem wrote:
I had the same problem on my fto, same design flaw, i drilled a hole and put a nut and bolt through, worked great! :D

I was just thinking about doing that too... Any update as its good or average or it could be better?!?!

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 Post subject: Re: Gearbox linkage / Lost gears / Snapped linkage bracket
PostPosted: July 20th, 2015, 6:41 pm 
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