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    Dano
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    1988 Esprit Turbo
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  1. Ok, I finally got the center console and the crossgate cable out (mine is an 88 withCitroen tans). I had to remove the 4 binnacle bolts and two wing nuts from the center console, then lift the binnacle up to get the console to lift out. On my car this has to come out to get the gearshift out. I have the electronic copy of the parts manual and at first I didn't notice the dashed line leading to the rear bracket on the center console. I have to admit that after 33 years of working on literally thousands of cars, that's the first time I've ever seen wing nuts used from the factory. I'm glad
  2. Ok. Thanks again for the help. I have an 88 with the Citroen transaxle so mines somewhat different . The center console trim around the gearshift definitely needs to come out. I have the one center bolt and the HVAC and radio face removed and it wiggles free to a degree but it seems piched under the binnacle and will not come out. See below, it's number 1 in the pic. How do I get this out? Thanks.
  3. Anyone? At least the basics? I have the gearshift boot panel off, looks like the rest of the gearshift surround needs to come off too. To do that I think the instrument pod (is that the "binnacle" ?) needs to come off along with radio and HVAC panel? Then the tunnel? I know someone else has done this as there's tons of posts on gear change lever refurbs....thanks.
  4. Does anyone know if there's a wiki or how to on removing the gear shift lever? I can't seem to find one. My 88 Esprit with Citroen will need the gear change lever removed for crossgate cable replacement. Thanks in advance.
  5. I am having issues with my 88 Stevens car w/ Citroen transaxle. Not having much luck in the Stevens forum. My crossgate cable travel is limited to 5-7 mm maybe total overall travel. I think it needs to be about twice that. That is with the cable rod detached from the transaxle and just hanging there. I believe it was more a year ago and has been reduced by sitting but can't be sure. I bought the car a year ago and it went into all gears but with a great deal of difficulty. I have removed the gear shift cover and can see the mechanism. I am not being limited by the reverse lockout ramp, it is e
  6. Thanks for that. I posted in the g section. Does anyone know if there is. A good how to on getting the gear shift out, I.e. Removing the center console? TIA.
  7. Sorry to butt in on this. I am having issues with my 88 Stevens car w/ Citroen transaxle. Not having much luck in the Stevens forum. My crossgate cable travel is limited to 5-7 mm maybe total overall travel. I think it needs to be about twice that. That is with the cable rod detached from the transaxle and just hanging there. I believe it was more a year ago and has been reduced by sitting but can't be sure. I bought the car a year ago and it went into all gears but with a great deal of difficulty. I have removed the gear shift cover and can see the mechanism. I am not being limited by
  8. I just realized I'd probably get a better response to this if I posted (and searched first) in Giugiaro? Isn't the Citroen transaxle in 1988 a left over from that generation?
  9. Sounds like you guys have nailed the original problem. Just wanted to point out that highest vacuum occurs at idle (not increased revs) when there is the greatest pressure differential. The wider the throttle is opened, the less vacuum there is. And if you open wide enough on a turbo, you go positive.
  10. Hello, working on the typical rough reverse/5th gear selection issues on my 88 Esprit w/Citroen transaxle. The issue appears to be with the crossgate cable travel. I have the cable detached at the translator lever at the rear of the transaxle. I get maybe 5mm total travel on the cable, it definitely needs to be much more. I have removed the gearshift selector cover and boot and the selector lever seems good, definitely NOT hanging up on the reverse lockout ramp. At this point I think I need to remove the gearshift altogether to see if the trouble is the selector or the cable. The transax
  11. Dan Willer Plain City, Ohio USA 1988 Esprit Turbo Black with tan interior SCCFC20A2JHF62024
  12. Just remember that Karma will ALWAYS have its way. If this Jaime Gouffaux has indeed stolen your tanks, he/she will suffer from their actions. It may be a blown engine, bent valves, an un-identifiable rash on his privates, a sick child, a limp wanker whilst a firm one is needed, whatever, but I am a firm believer in "what comes around goes around". I know this sucks for you. Let him believe he has gotten away with whatever. Move on and let this prick rot. He will get what is his. And thanks for the warning. We will make sure he suffers as well.
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