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    Default How can I tell if a 306 has a dreaded AL4 gearbox ?

    I'm sorry for asking this as I did see a post about this a few months ago, but I can't find it.

    Someone described how to tell if a 306 automatic has an AL4 gearbox, by just looking at the gearchange and the console.

    Currently I'm looking at a 1997 306 XR, but I'd also like to file this info away for future reference.

    Could someone enlighten me, please ?

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    It will only have two pedals instead of three?

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    I think the AL4 looks something like this (and if am wrong someone will correct me )

    How can I tell if a 306 has a dreaded  AL4 gearbox ?-shift-handball-peugeot-307-citroen-triumphant.jpg

    but not this (which i'm advised - below - is something similar but different ... )

    How can I tell if a 306 has a dreaded  AL4 gearbox ?-images.jpg
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    1st pic is of an AL4 but with an aftermarket gear knob.

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    I was looking for a place to post this gem.

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    Fairly straightforward really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beano View Post
    I'm sorry for asking this as I did see a post about this a few months ago, but I can't find it.

    Someone described how to tell if a 306 automatic has an AL4 gearbox, by just looking at the gearchange and the console.

    Currently I'm looking at a 1997 306 XR, but I'd also like to file this info away for future reference.

    Could someone enlighten me, please ?
    When I was half heartedly looking for an auto 306 cab, someone mentioned the AL4 has the gearchange like in your photo whereas the “more reliable” gearbox has the more std T bar handle that goes up and down in a straight line rather than looking like a bowl of spaghetti
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGRR View Post
    I was looking for a place to post this gem.

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    306 ZF:

    How can I tell if a 306 has a dreaded  AL4 gearbox ?-306zf.jpg

    306 AL4 (sometimes chrome faced):

    How can I tell if a 306 has a dreaded  AL4 gearbox ?-306al4.jpg
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    Just drive it. You'll soon know!

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    There are teeth marks on the shift knob.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGRR View Post
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