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Hi Guys
After some of your wisdom, year 2000, Diesel, Manual,
Driving to work this week, lost 5th and reverse! Give the gear lever a good yank and all gears back but now the gearlever flops around, it is way too loose
Seen a post somewhere about this sometime back, so dismantled the centre console, lots of trim....
After removing the rubber gaiters on the gearstick, i could see the problem; each side of the gearlever there is a spring loaded ball plunger, on the 5th gear & reverse side the ball had fallen out, luckily just lying on the bottom of the remote shift unit, carefully retrieved the ball, phew
Using a small set of pipe grips i managed to unscrew the ball plunger unit until it fell out, good
So you would think just purchase new part, fit and be happy, but i cannot find the part number as the gearbox remote unit was only available as a complete unit, crazy
It is M22 fine or maybe 7/8 UNF i will clarify thread type and about 30mm long with a slot in it
Has anybody got a part number or source for these?
Sorry for waffling
Whiskey

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Just checked and you are right, the only part number is for the complete unit, not the innards. A picture might help as I suspect it isn't going to be unique to the P38 as the R380 gearbox was used in quite a few others. Maybe it will be listed for the same gearbox but in a Disco or Defender?

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kgh0QH0LmDAjaimpUqNzZF8CCIkGkr3n/view?usp=sharing

Hi Eveyone, can't figure out how to up load pictures. So put it on the google drive above/

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and you've left it private so we can't see it. See https://rangerovers.pub/topic/2304-hosting-your-images-on-google-drive

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kgh0QH0LmDAjaimpUqNzZF8CCIkGkr3n/view?usp=sharing

Think this should work

Can confirm thread size is M22x1.5 pitch

Same as these but with thread above
https://www.rencol.com/products/indexing-plungers-bolts-ball-cam-plungers/threaded-ball-and-spring-plunger-model-06-ip/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIl6-E7Z3U9gIVBOrtCh13GA8sEAAYASAAEgJlrvD_BwE

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Hi Guys
After a long search, contacting every company with any thing close, I have drawn a blank with a replacement part
So had to come up with something
Options,
Buying a M24 version and turning a M22 thread onto it?
Removing remote gear unit and tapping thread out to M24?
After looking at the part and measuring up, decided to use a M8x20 Button-head screw instead of the ball bearing
Welded the hex in and cleaned off so ended up with a smooth dome, filed the thread off, so it would fit inside the spring and not fall out
Reassembled, adjusted, fills like it should, result☺
Still annoys me this part is not available?
Thanks for your help
Whiskey