Date registered: Jul 2006
Vehicle: Vito 114 tourer 2015: Vito 108d 97: 108d 98: Traveliner 2003 ; Aixam; z1100; xbr500; z440 ++++
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HELP HELP HELP malcolm
its been a rotten week and I no longer trust my judgment.... I need your expertise... PLEASE
background.... the wife is agoraphobic and on holiday with the grand-sprogs... a pretty tense time, you can imagine.
on sunday on blackpool prom, early enough to be empty (agoraphobia isn't about open spaces... its about crowds) her crutch slipped on loose sand and she went over... and broke her neck.. literally..... xrays, ct, mri plus another mri scheduled... with her taped to a spine board and blocks of foam to imobilise her
so pretty tense with me going 40miles back and forth
this morning I saw my neurologist and then went to drive and visit her.
the 110d has been perfect, except for the reverse cage which I had to get around to, and it started and nothing.... no resistance for the 1st half of clutch travel then it seemed normal.... BUT it wouldn't go into any gear.
if you held the gear lever hard back, it moved a little..... just not going into gear and no grinding from the gears.... the gear lever had gone really slack (suddenly) and flopped left to right, up and down.
I did the reverse kit and replaced the cables whilst at it (all the spares were here from my old 108d but not fitted.
after many hours I completed it.... but the reverse pin had located under the selector, not in the groove.... so take it apart and do it again (how many bolts did I drop??)
the gear lever is now crisp and sharp but won't select gear and no grinding when you try.....
with the engine off it goes smoothly into all gears.. nice and crisp, smooth and compact.
with the engine off you can put it in gear (any gear), put the clutch in and start the engine.. it starts and doesn't move..... lift the clutch and it drives off.. but if taken out of gear, you cannot reselect any.
I'm now in a lot of pain and about to take (seriously strong) painkiller.... I no longer trust my judgment but need a solution so I can get it fixed as I will now have to take a 3 hour journey each way to check on the wife and her medics.
so best guesses.. especially if you have had the problem and got it solved.
gearbox, clutch, thrust bearing, flywheel etc..... I'm open to suggestions as (as I said) I am befuddled and at the end of my tether.... quack, neurologist, surgeons etc etc etc are just getting too much, all at once.