INTERIOR GEAR LEVER BALL JOINT REPLACING mk2

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INTERIOR GEAR LEVER BALL JOINT REPLACING mk2

Post by EDDIE-F » Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:16 pm

I changed all the bushes and linkages under the car. But I held off doing the gear stick ball joint . Because I read a post on another site saying if you undo the ball joint housing inside the car something will fall off under the car! is this true? or can ( as it would appear by the haynes manual)I slide all the components off up the gearstick with any need to get under the car?
i only want to change the gearstick ball joint .



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Re: INTERIOR GEAR LEVER BALL JOINT REPLACING mk2

Post by EDDIE-F » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:11 pm

Bit the bullet and went for it. Turns out its easy. All done from inside no drama. Though don't forget to put the big spring inside the ball.



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Re: INTERIOR GEAR LEVER BALL JOINT REPLACING mk2

Post by mark1gls » Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:21 pm

Glad it went ok... might have a go at mine now as I’ve only ever changed the bushed around the gearbox end. ;-D


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Re: INTERIOR GEAR LEVER BALL JOINT REPLACING mk2

Post by G-Dub » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:01 pm

Eddie
What brand gear lever ball joint did you use?

And did you have noticeable wear in your old one?