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post #61 of 224 (permalink) Old 18-05-2007, 15:37 Thread Starter
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Hey, you know the walkthrough, it has no pictures, can somebody get some please?

I want to do this as well as shorten the shifter and extend it at the bottom.

I need a UJ and what else?
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Excellent mod, did it last night along with the two polyurethane bushes on the stabiliser linkage.
yup - poly bushes are the dogs wotsits.
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Using the Mk3 200 universal joint I found that the "shorter" end fitted fine onto the gearbox selector shaft, it measures 14mm diameter approx.

The gear selector rod was larger in diameter, approx 16mm, so I needed to reduce it down to fit the U/J.

I managed to obtain a rubber hose from a washing machine at work which does a splendid job as a protective gaiter.
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If anybody wants a MK3 UJ I will have one available soon, probably bung it up on ebay.
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I went to try this today, and my gearbox end is 14mm, whereas the selector shaft itself is 16mm. Neither end of the UJ taken from a 94 Coupe Turbo would fit the 16mm.

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Using the Mk3 200 universal joint I found that the "shorter" end fitted fine onto the gearbox selector shaft, it measures 14mm diameter approx.

The gear selector rod was larger in diameter, approx 16mm, so I needed to reduce it down to fit the U/J.

I managed to obtain a rubber hose from a washing machine at work which does a splendid job as a protective gaiter.
As above I was using a 94 steering column UJ and mine is a 94 Turbo. 16 mm selector rod shaft, and 14mm gearbox shaft. I too had to modify the gear selector rod to get it to fit properly. Certainly not as quick and easy as the tutorial.

1994 220 GSi Turbo.

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It is a long time since i did the mod - but I am sure the Steering UJ had two different hole diameters. Maybe it is not the same for all UJ's - if any do not have 14 and 16mm holes please post what they came from and I will make a note on the tutorial.
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Mine was a 94 Turbo, and the UJ was from a 94 Coupe Turbo. I can't see Rover having changed the part tbh, but it seems that both ends of mine were 14mm - perhaps Technozen found this too.

Knowing those brummies they probably used whatever was on the parts rack. lol.
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Excellent mod, did it last night along with the two polyurethane bushes on the stabiliser linkage.
any chance of a part number please?
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what UJ would you use for a 620ti gearbox?
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what UJ would you use for a 620ti gearbox?
you will need to measure the diameter of your gearshift and the gearbox input shaft to determine this.
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Anyone reckon this might work?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Land-Rover-Ran...QQcmdZViewItem

just because size wise the one we had on our old landy looked about the same, and it wouldnt suprise me if rover dipped into the parts bin?
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As a U/J it will certainly work, whether it would fit will depend on the internal diameter.

A bit expensive though...

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Where's the univeral joint?

Am I right in thinking it's actually under the dashboard, in cabin?
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Yup
at the bottom of the steering column.
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at the bottom of the steering column.
Cheers dude.

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Sorry to revisit this thread - I've only just found the Forum. I have a 99 420 GSI TD. I have the usual rattling problem and it's getting worse and worse. It seems to be the UJ rather than the bushes at the lever end. Will I have the same box and linkage that's referred to in this thread? On what range of cars can I find the steering column uj? Is the uj at the top or bottom of the column? Is it easy to get off if I can find a car in the breakers?

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Welcome to the forum.

Your car will have the same gearbox and linkage.

I have only taken the U/J from the "bubble" Mk3 200 steering column, on this car the joint is at the base of the column before it exits through the floor.
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I concurr entirely with Mr Technozen.
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Sorry to revisit this thread - I've only just found the Forum. I have a 99 420 GSI TD. I have the usual rattling problem and it's getting worse and worse. It seems to be the UJ rather than the bushes at the lever end. Will I have the same box and linkage that's referred to in this thread? On what range of cars can I find the steering column uj? Is the uj at the top or bottom of the column? Is it easy to get off if I can find a car in the breakers?

Tks a lot

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If the only problem is a rattle, it may be worth just putting some grease in the existing uj first - a lot easier if it works, and it completely solved my rattle.
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Has the steering u/j got 2 open splined joints, and does fit over the sawn end of the link arm.
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