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6N1 Gear selector linkage broke - confused about replacement part


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Hey all

So on a drive and feeling like the shift stick is completely loose. For the rest of the drive I only had 3rd and 4th gear. Stopping at the garage I was told I need to replace the plastic tie-rod linkage, which is white and plastic (6N0 711 575). it took me ages to find it on the diagrams and when I finally did (for my model and year) it shows as a metal part (59 in the attached)! 

 

I was wondering also, if that can be the culprit? It looks still in good condition and I don't really understand how that part is preventing me from changing to 1st or 5th gear. 

Anything else I should look at?

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I believe the link that you show there, is the one that connects to the bell-crank lever at the top, and at the lower end to the selector finger.

At the point where it connects to the selector finger, there is a degree of adjustment via an elongated slot.  

This adjustment may have become 'lost' if the retaining nut was lose, so it might be a good to visually inspect that slot, in order to see the marking where the link has been originally fitted, then refit it in exactly the same position.

There are two alternative gear linkages (1) a system of rods (2) a cable linkage.

It looks as if you have the cable model.

Unfortunately, the cable system is more difficult to adjust, than is the rod system, therefore it might be better to ask a VW dealership (or, if you have them in Israel, a VW specialist, who probably wouldn't charge as much as a dealership) to adjust it for you.

It is possible to make this adjustment without the special equipment, BUT there would likely be a lot of 'trial and error' - and you may still not achieve the optimum setting.

 

Regards

 

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I've never done one on a 6n, but on a 6k/caddy, if you can put the box in third gear before you take anything apart, and get a helper to hold the stick in the right place, they're not too bad to assemble and adjust. 

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Ok so the mechanic was correct. I had to order the part from Europe, but it took five minutes to replace it on a lift. Happy end...

Does anyone see what made the old part not do it's job anymore

 

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Wrong colour after years of use?:search:

 

Maybe just enough wear that it didn't hold tight.

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On 29/09/2021 at 23:25, dvderlm said:

Wrong colour after years of use?:search:

 

Maybe just enough wear that it didn't hold tight.

Exactly. As far as I can tell

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