Sloppy Gear Lever

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Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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I know the MK1 C3 is renowned for having a sloppy, long throw gearshift but coming from a clio with a really tight, quick and precise gearshift, this is really quite bad, its very light and feels impresise and when putting it into 2nd it i can brush up against the passengers leg depending on how they are sat, is there any sort of adjustment on the linkage so i can tighten it up a bit?, or maybe a way to make it a short throw shifter? the car is quite quick and changing gear seems to be the slowest part of the car lol
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samstagmoonyham wrote:I know the MK1 C3 is renowned for having a sloppy, long throw gearshift but coming from a clio with a really tight, quick and precise gearshift, this is really quite bad, its very light and feels impresise and when putting it into 2nd it i can brush up against the passengers leg depending on how they are sat, is there any sort of adjustment on the linkage so i can tighten it up a bit?, or maybe a way to make it a short throw shifter? the car is quite quick and changing gear seems to be the slowest part of the car lol
Is it because your cables are worn? You can see them in this topic.


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My Name: samstagmoonyham

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Posts: 106
Joined: Mon May 04, 2015 12:43 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (53)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Desire
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)

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C3CAR wrote:
samstagmoonyham wrote:I know the MK1 C3 is renowned for having a sloppy, long throw gearshift but coming from a clio with a really tight, quick and precise gearshift, this is really quite bad, its very light and feels impresise and when putting it into 2nd it i can brush up against the passengers leg depending on how they are sat, is there any sort of adjustment on the linkage so i can tighten it up a bit?, or maybe a way to make it a short throw shifter? the car is quite quick and changing gear seems to be the slowest part of the car lol
Is it because your cables are worn? You can see them in this topic.


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Hi, thanks for the reply, the cables dont look worn actually, i have made a video showing the problem and the condition of my cables here:
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Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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There does seem to be a lot of slop in that gear stick :(
I just tried a 2002 with 100K and its nothing like as sloppy as yours, its got a slight movement, but its pleasantly tight and doesn't feel worn at all. Its too dark to take a video, but I will try to get access to the car when there is some daylight to get a good video.

I think you have some wear in your gear selection, somewhere :)
My Name: samstagmoonyham

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (53)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Desire
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)

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C3CAR wrote:
There does seem to be a lot of slop in that gear stick :(
I just tried a 2002 with 100K and its nothing like as sloppy as yours, its got a slight movement, but its pleasantly tight and doesn't feel worn at all. Its too dark to take a video, but I will try to get access to the car when there is some daylight to get a good video.

I think you have some wear in your gear selection, somewhere :)
Yeah i tried my dads car which has done 182000 miles and its nothing like mine, much less play, its just figuring out where the wear is :?
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Year: 2015 (65)
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Mileage: 80000
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Same problem here... How did you solve it?
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