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    Default 404 gear linkage, wiper motor, fuel tank.

    Hi there,
    I want to replace my 404 utility gear linkage.
    where is the best site to get a replacement kit and what is the best way to do it. Do I need to pull the stearing wheel out as well as the linkages?
    As for the wiper motor, it runs very slowly. Do I need to replace the bushes and or the wiper axles?
    ...and the fuel tank is rusty. Should I get a new tank manufactured?

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    Hello,
    Just removed a good tank from a 404 ute.
    No leaks or anything.
    Bob

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    1. With the wiper motor, I would suggest that you first remove, clean and re-grease (white grease) the motor's pinion and drive wheel first.

    2. The gear linkages alone, can be replaced without having to remove the steering column etc. However, if you want to replace the return spring and all the bushes its is best to completely remove the complete steering column etc. and do it on a bench. A lot less hardache in the end. A word of caution though, when removing the holding nut at the bottom of the selector shaft, make sure you remove the weld tag/lug completely. If you don't, you'll strip the thread and that generates a whole lot of unwanted extra hassles. Be careful when buying replacement kits from Europe, their kits are mainly for left-hand-drive vehicles. Right-hand ones are available, you may just have to search a little harder.

    3. The fuel tank may just need a thorough clean out and re-seal. Again be patient and do it properly and once. Don't just rinse it, as you will not remove all the sediment on the first attempt. I suggest you watch some YouTube videos on how to remove the scale and pick the version you think will best suit you.
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    Thanks Bob. I might just have a go at repairing mine first and then if that fails, I might give you a buzz?

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    Thanks for your very helpful solutions Dano. Any ideas as to which site has RHD kits form gear linkages?
    I’ll be careful with the weld tag/lug too.
    I am also redoing all the brake wheel cylinders and shoes and there seems to be numerous European sites which stock these parts.

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    Hi elida.uchiko,

    The following kit will replace all the linkage heads , but not the bushes etc.

    https://www.franzose.de/en/Peugeot/4...enge/ANR71113/

    You will need to bend the long shaft into shape to suit your vehicle or use the existing shaft and replace the linkage cap as I did.

    This one is the bushing kit.

    https://www.franzose.de/en/Peugeot/4...enge/ANR72169/

    From memory,the black boomerang looking lever, doesn't fit the right hand drive models, so you'll need to use the existing one. With a little effort and patience, you can re-bush it yourself. (I'm almost 100% certain it was this part)

    Serie04.com, ALVEAS definitely have the kits and possibly Dean Hunter of PEUGEOT PARTS SPECIALISTS may have them as well.

    I would also look at replacing the the linkage pivot balls as they wear and generate loose connections.

    Personally, I have used all the above and had no problems with any of them.

    Franzose and Boutique do have staff members who speak English, but I found it easier to send a message first to arrange a time to speak to them, otherwise the language barrier kicks in... All three French sites do have an English translation facility.

    I purchased all my hydraulics and flexible lines from Franzose and there was no hassles.

    As for shoes and drums, I'd find a trusty local brake centre that still bonds shoes and have them machine the drums to match the new linings.

    For peace of mind with the wheel cylinders etc, it would pay to measure the inside diameters of yours prior to ordering , just to ensure you are ordering the correct sizes etc...

    Cheers,

    Dan
    Last edited by Dano; 16th May 2018 at 05:56 PM.

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    The tank is not going anywhere. Can deliver off ferry in Melbourne early August. Someone would have to meet me at the ferry
    as we are heading NW.
    Posting a fuel tank.....?

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    Posting a fuel tank.....?
    FWIW it may just fall within Aussie Post parcel guidelines.

    Maximum weight 22 kg

    Maximum length 105cm

    Maximum Volume 0.25 cubic metres

    I don't have a tank on hand to confirm.

    I know a 505 crankshaft meets the requirements.
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    Robmac
    I was thinking that it still has a bit of fuel and fumes regarding Aus Post !
    Bob

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    Thanks Bob - will contact if I need the tank.

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