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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:46 pm 
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Hello All,
There are a lot of people on here with experience of all makes of car.
So how about a Renault Megane that seems to have lost its gear linkage. That is the gear lever can be stirred around with no connection to the gears.
A local " Tyre and Exhaust fitting place " has taken the engine assy; out already and now says a new gearbox will be needed at £1000 Plus fitting. Really ?
It sounds like a linkage problem to me.
Any ideas please ?
Thanks ,
Tony.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:21 am 
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What year, engine size...
Generally they have a cable change. If the 2 cables are intact it can only be an internal gearbox problem.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:35 am 
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Hi Tony, Check if the linkage is operating at the gearbox end when moving the gear lever? If it is then it's internal :( Highly unusual to have no gears at all. Renault box's tend to make one hell of a racket before they let go.
I have seen gear levers break at the bottom though, try pulling the gearlever straight up to see if that has happened.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:40 pm 
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Hello Both, Thanks very much for your contributions on this. It was most informative. Things moved on a lot today and the owner has decided to sell it on as it is . :shock:
I was surprised as this is an unusual low mileage car !
Oh dear. My reaction was " Don't Panic " and get some quotes first as always.

Oh well..........,
Never mind.
Cheers All,
Tony.


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