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Old 30-08-15, 13:30
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I have a 1996 T4 2.4 Diesel the linkage has just fell apart at the place where it comes out of the gearbox. I can see the remains of a bush that is slightly protruding from a bracket connected to the gear box it seams that will now pull out easily. the white ball that has come out looks in good nick. Can someone tell me what the procedure is once I have obtained the replacement bush. ie do I have to remove bracket connected to gearbox.
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Old 30-08-15, 13:35
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Look in the tech articles section above. It is all covered.

And there are many many topics in this section covering it as well.
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Old 30-08-15, 13:42
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The white ball fell out of mine a few weeks ago because it was worn and cracked. But I could still drive the van with difficulty. Just couldn't guess whether I was going to hit 1st or 3rd or 2nd or 4th.

I took it to a VW specialist in Southsea as I was there at the time and he fixed it for 30. The white ball part was 4.25.

The 30 included getting the part, the price of the part and any VAT. I was amazed, I gave him a tip.

So, if you can still actually drive the van, its just a case of getting a new ball and getting it put in.

Oh, and while he was doing this, still into the 30, he fixed something underneath where the linkage should have been held in place and greased all the joints of the linkage.

And, he pulled the job in as a favour as he was already very busy. I had never met him before and I had the van back, the same day.
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Old 30-08-15, 15:01
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Yeh that sounds about right. In France this will probably cost me a lot more.
Thanks.
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Old 30-08-15, 15:54
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The main plastic bush you need costs about less than 10 euro .. !! Unbolt the bracket its on , and remove . Then pop new one into HOT water for a minute or so . Install new socket BACKWARDS into bracket . Re-bolt bracket .. Then , with a pry-bar , of some sort , lube the socket , and pry the rest into place , and its done . 20 mins work , but somewhat longer , the first time ... !!
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Old 31-08-15, 06:51
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Thank you that's the answer I was looking for.
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Good luck. If there's any gap behind the bracket bush, use a chock of wood or similar so you don't break anything or end up popping your new bush out when applying force to get the ball in!
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