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Re: Gear cable temporary repair and diagnosis

Postby TrevorB » Sat 23.06.2012, 15:46

ecb056 wrote:Does anybody have a PDF copy of the AB cable installation instructions that were posted at .


Have sent you an email with pdf file attached. Hope it's what you require.

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Re: Gear cable temporary repair and diagnosis

Postby Brian Tyekiff » Mon 21.01.2013, 22:22

I recently had the same problem with my NA and saved a great deal of money with a precision made "bridge" which keeps the cables in place and allows full gear change operation. It cost a lot less than new cables and retains the existing cables. See pic. If anyone is interested please contact me through the forum. All custom made by highly skilled WRC rally engineer! A very tidy and cost effective solution. Fiddly to fit but the whole replacement sage is fiddly.
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Re: Gear cable temporary repair and diagnosis

Postby pearman00 » Sun 28.04.2013, 22:01

where's the best place to buy new cables from ? and the price for a S1 had one of mine break today :(
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Re: Gear cable temporary repair and diagnosis

Postby Ade » Fri 08.11.2013, 21:34

Hi,I think you should sit down before reading further.

If you go for the Lotus cables prepare to take out a second mortage. You cannot buy one cable they are no longer available, you have to buy two. I wont tell you the price I hate to see a grown man cry.
But all is not lost, contact Brit-Car -Nut he is supplying cables far cheaper than Lotus and much better, I will let him tell you the cost of the cables.

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Re: Gear cable temporary repair and diagnosis

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Fri 08.11.2013, 21:42

Thanks Ade:

The basic price for my cable kit can be found here, but you will probably want to read most of the topic so you will be familiar with the entire project.

viewtopic.php?f=48&t=22461#p286571

Start of the topic: viewtopic.php?f=48&t=22461
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Re: Gear cable temporary repair and diagnosis

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Fri 08.11.2013, 21:57

pearman00 wrote:where's the best place to buy new cables from ? and the price for a S1 had one of mine break today :(

Did the physical cable break or did the plastic housing break at the retaining ring?

There are several repair solutions for the housing breakage issue including this one:

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=22009&p=279773#p279643
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Re: Gear cable temporary repair and diagnosis

Postby JossElan » Thu 22.06.2017, 14:32

On driving my Élan back from the garage (MAP sensor failure)I find out that they broke the cross gate cable during the test drive. I've taken it out and the picture shows where the cable has broken at the gear box end. Any suitable repairs possible, or is it a new set of cables? Is there a general consensus about which replacements are best / easiest to fit?
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Re: Gear cable temporary repair and diagnosis

Postby JossElan » Thu 22.06.2017, 14:45

Sorry, don't seem to be able to add a photo. The break is in the cable as it enters the end bar. I imagine it's new cables but if there is a fix it'll save a few bob!
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Re: Gear cable temporary repair and diagnosis

Postby lotustonybassplayer » Thu 22.06.2017, 16:39

Try uploading a pic on the Facebook page you will probably some answers from there :D
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