Hello there i have been having allmighty difficulty with setting up the damn gear linkage on my nova it doesnt help that the instructions i am following are from a corsa haines manual (dont have nova one) It was origionally disconnected to replace the engine.
I am pretty happy i have the selector end sussed with the 4.5mm drill bit inserted through the hole locking it in place but what is the procedure for setting up the lever end?
I assumed that it would have been hard over to the left and in the neutral plane there is a slight ridge on the gearlever casing and possibly a mark on the plastic part of the lever that i was trying to line up at first but try as i might i can only get 2cnd and 4th gears, none of the forward gates will go in in this position. Also when i connect up the linkage in this position part or the rose jointed linkage is hitting the starter motor probably why it wont go in the forward gates. I moved the linkage to give more clearance on the starter but still couldnt select all the gears. Try as i might and believe me i have tried numerous positions it just wont go. I am beginning to suspect a technical fault i.e linkage or gearbox.
Any gearbox setting up experts out there tell me i'm wrong and i'm just being a biff
oh linkage is a newly fitted griffiths rose jointed one and gearbox is freshly built quaife sccr unit and engine is a x 16 xe if that makes any differance???