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    Gear Trouble

    Hi all,

    Have a 99 1.6 sxi.

    Having trouble getting it into first and second gears. All the rest seem ok. Have to apply a lot more force. Occassional issue with 5th, goes in fine but sometimes makes a slating/grate noise. Any ideas, thanks in advance.

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    Sounds like the links are not quite alligned properly. Could need adjusting or the ball joints may need replacing.

    If 3rd and 4th are the only gears working fine then it could be worn ball joints


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    Any idea how much this costs to fix? Does it mean then that if they replace the linkage itself, then that will include the ball joints? Far from a mechanic by trade lol

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    Would have thought that the ball joints would come in the linkage kit... not sure though

    At a guess it wouldnt take one of VX's technicians to bosh it in... maybe an hours labour, no more than 2

    (I am not saying this is the definate answer, but could be something to look into)

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