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Used Vauxhall Insignia Gear Linkage
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About Gear Linkage
The Insignia Vauxhall 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 Insignia Vauxhall 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 Insignia Vauxhall 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.
Vauxhall Insignia trivia
- The first-generation Vauxhall Insignia was released in 2008, and for almost a decade it went through almost no design changes.
- The Vauxhall Insignia is recorded as being one of the most aerodynamic cars in the world. It has a drag coefficient of just .025, so it’s not just great for driving on the motorway but also makes for a much quieter and more peaceful ride.
- Euro NCAP awarded every version of the Vauxhall Insignia a five-star safety rating.
- The latest generation Vauxhall Insignia had a complete platform overhaul, and that resulted in them being 175kg lighter while also adding to the length.
- Although first used in the Astra, an updated version of Vauxhall’s IntelliLux system appeared in the Vauxhall Insignia. The system includes 32 LEDs in each headlight (which is more than double what it used to be). Those lights can even turn off automatically to avoid high-beaming other drivers!