cans omone post of pic of the gearbox linkages in some sort of vauxhall, preferably a vectra B. apparently after a while they affect gear selection as they bend and can be adjusted easily to restore gear selection to the way it used to be... trouble is that i don't know where to start looking. engine bay? or under the gear stick??
No pics but any help?
clutch cable, correct adjustment is as follows:
You get a long stick/piece of wood and measure from the centre of the clutch pedal to the outer edge of the steering wheel,do this with the pedal at rest and full down then, making a mark on the stick both times.
Then measure between the marks and check it against the specified distance.
Think it's 134/140mm...pedal should be just below the brake pedal.
(Or just adjust up until near the brake pedal)
Check also the cable is routed correctly in the engine bay. There is usually a hooked metal bracket thingy that supports it from the gearbox to bulkhead
For the gear linkage :
This should apply to most of the Vaux gearboxes...
To re set the linkeage...set in neutral, on the top of the gearchange housing on the box there should be a small plastic plug... if you remove this then insert a 4.5 mm drill in the hole that is there and into the gearchange (need to twist the rod one way or the other).Release the clamp on the gearchange tube. Un clip the gearlever cover and push the gearstick to the left and insert a 4.5 mm drill into the two holes there (earlier models need someone to hold it in line with an arrow.Tighten the clamp and all gears should be achieved...don't forget to remove drills!!
It is recommended to get a new plastic plug, but you should be ok to re use it