Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 08:07:34 +0100
From: "Grunff" <>
Subject: Re: 900 Gearshift Balljoint?

I wouldn't worry about it affecting the functioning of the car. Once you've removed the console, you'll see the gearshift rod, which runs parallel to the car floor, from the base of the shifter, out through the front bulkhead, and into the engine bay. This is centered by a pair of springs, mounted a few inches forward of the base of the gearstick. You'll find them no problem. "Paul Hutchings" <NOSPAM.paul.hutchingsnopsamnet> wrote in message news:Xns90A1BB9EB880Apaulhutchingsgmxnetnopsam42.224.159... > "Grunff" <> wrote in > <>: > > >Having said that, it's more likely to be the centering springs than the > >balljoint, that's whant I've come across more oftern. To get to these, > >you'll have to pull out the center console. Not very difficult, take you > >maybe half an hour first time round. Once you get to them, grease them > >well, and that'll stop the noise. But try oiling the balljoint first. > > > > Thanks for the info. I guess my main concern is that it's nothing to worry > about so far as the running of the car - I have a Haynes manual at home so > I'll take a look at how to remove the console - if I try it how easy and > where are the springs I'm looking for? > > rgds > Paul > -- > ****Remove NOSPAM when replying****

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