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Author Topic: smax gear selector cable  (Read 3364 times)

Offline rufus

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smax gear selector cable
« on: February 07, 2014, 12:02:14 PM »
I recently had the dual mass flywheel and clutch replaced on my 07 plate smax at a cost which made my eyes water. Today (3 weeks later) one of the gear selector cables has snapped and am unable to move the vehicle. The garage that replaced the DMF and clutch have said that this is a common problem on the s-max, and are seeking another chunk of money to replace it. This doesn't seem right to me; its seems too much of a coincidence that the cable would break so soon after it was removed/disturbed when replacing DMF/clutch. Is gear selector cable failure a known common fault on the smax or has this resulted from replacement of DMF/clutch?

Thanks for any help you can give


Offline insanitybeard

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Re: smax gear selector cable
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 04:10:34 PM »
It depends where/how the cable has broken, if it's gone at the gearbox end then there's a chance that whoever took the gearbox out to change the flywheel/clutch damaged it whilst disconnecting it, can you see how it has broken?
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Re: smax gear selector cable
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 09:43:56 PM »
feel for you m8ty,after spending lots of dosh and still not working correctly.not something i have heard or read about being a common problem.
bit of info for you,

im wondering if you have any recourse by contacting 'trade and standards' peeps?
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