Used Renault Clio Gear Linkage
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About Gear Linkage
The Clio Renault gear linkage is a sequence of parts that connects to the gear stick and allows the driver to change gears. In a gear change system there is sometimes a rod attached to the gear handle which runs straight down and is attached to the brake pedal arm. At the end of this rod is a lever, near the brake pedal arm. There is a cable that runs from the firewall to the Clio Renault linkage. When the driver moves the gear stick the linkage system pulls or pushes on the cable. The same process happens on the transmission linkage and changes the gear. Some gear linkage systems work in a similar way but don’t use the rod. Instead the movement of the gear handle creates the necessary pressure on the cable.
The most common symptom of Clio Renault gear linkage failure is a difficulty shifting gears, particularly between 1st and 2nd gear. This may be accompanied by a grinding or crunching noise when attempting to change gears. This is often caused by the ball joint part of the linkage wearing and popping out of its socket. This will need to be replaced before improvement will be seen.
Renault Clio trivia
- The 2007 Clio Sport Tourer was the first station wagon version, and it went through multiple design changes. The 2009 version received a five-star safety rating from NCAP.
- The Clio Williams (also known as the Renault Clio I) came with a 2-litre petrol engine and was intended to outclass alternative makes of the ‘hot hatch’ style like the Peugeot 205 GTI.
- Before the Clio, Renault had always struggled in the UK car market. The release of the Clio changed all that, partly because the Twingo wasn’t made available in Britain.
- The Clio III, which was the first of the third-generation models to be released, was the first of the supermini class to receive a 5-star EuroNCAP safety rating. It was also the first Clio to feature a card to start the car rather than a key.
- Released partway through 1991, there was still an impressive 21,123 Clios sold in the UK. The following year, after a full year of sales, 34,701 Clios were sold.