Can't say it's the easiest in a 2.5 TDi caravelle with rear heating
I had to cut the coolant pipes that run to the rear heater and remove extra brackets for the pipes
Also there was a engine brace bar that fits over the top of the pivot bracket that had to come out
Spent most of the day figuring out what and what not to disconnect, then just going for it
Now having problems finding the coolant pipes locally, 701-819-372-G was easy enough but 7DO-121-157AD is coming from Germany, ETA a weeks time
thanks for posting this,found it very useful,the trouble is - i cannot see the pics,is there anyway you make them "visible" or message them to me.i think the description is great but i like to be able to visualise what i need to do - thanks.
Just want to add my thanks for this article and the subsequent comments. My 97 1.9TD had part 45 (53?) (701-711-166) disintegrate. Following the article I managed to replace it from the top without taking the "T-bar" out of the engine. Helpful were the suggestions of attaching the re-built bracket to the smaller ball before reattaching to the engine and pushing the ball in sideways. Both helped me get a g-cramp into position to help with the final push. Richard
A few weeks ago one of my gear bushes went, and at the time I had no idea what it was or how to fix it. I found that I could drive and find all the gears after a while, so that was some relief, but I still needed to fix it. After plenty of searching and youtube videos, I worked out what I hoped needed doing, so I bought a cheap pack on eBay. Unfortunately, it wasn't one of the balls that went, but the gearshift rod bush (see picture below), which by all accounts was going to be harder to fix, and probably not doable by me on the road. I removed the old part that was hanging on and a friend and I gave it a go. We put the bush in boiling water, which made it super flexible, but far too much so, and it just got pushed out through the other side, and then when it cooled, the rubber had deteriorated. After a fair bit of time, we realised that wasn't going to work, only to find I now no longer had reverse, 1st or 5th gear.
Anyhow the reason for the post is because I thought I'd better try to hold it together with cable ties to get it to the garage, but as I was about to try that, a friend mentioned bike inner tubes. I bought one from Poundland today and managed to wrap it once around the rod, then through the hole where the bush should go, then back around the back of the perpendicular rod going back to the gearstick, and then tied the two ends together (I've tried to show what I mean in the picture below). As a result, the ball is held where it should be and I have all gears back. I used some cable ties to stop the inner tube slipping, but it holds onto itself pretty well. I don't know how long it will last, but hopefully enough to get to the garage (200 miles away!) and won't catch fire or melt - I've no idea how hot that area of the engine bay gets.
T5. Hi all, have an issue with multiple warning lights come on at once!
Brakes, abs, engine management , fuel gauge jumping up & down with low fuel light going mad & speedo not working! 😡😡
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Can any one help with some technical advice please. I have a 2000 T4 2.0 petrol with cat. The vehicle failed the mot on excessive emissions 8%. several things have been done at local garages but we are no further forward.
new o2 sensor, cat removed and cleaned, new dist ,leads,plugs, no air...
Instruments/Clusters/Clocks/Dials/Dash Panels etc. whatever you care to call them. I prefer the term 'instrument cluster' as this to me most accurately describes what is in question – a clock is something that tells the time and usually hangs on the wall :):) This is a short overview of the...
As a complete Car mechanic Novice, I thought I'd share my first real experience of sorting something on my van!
This is an idiots guide to removing the throttle cable for lubrication or replacement on a 1.9TD as they often get extremely stiff. The difference even lubricating makes is amazing...