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HX fumes in cabin

Hoping someone can assist. I recently bought a HX premier and I began noticing fumes in the cabin when a window was down. Long story short With the window down creating a bit of a pressure difference I found warm air gushing through the gear shifter section.(it's an T bar automatic)
Seems with that gear shifter section there is a rubber boot or similar missing allowing the air to get through. Anyone had this problem? How do I fix it. Have called rare spares etc with no luck
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Andrew

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Yep, you need the pictured item. You cannot buy them anymore, unless you buy a shifter from ebay etc, with a good one. Alot of them these days are ripped and torn. Is your auto a Trimatic or Turbo 400 as they are slightly different, although some will have you believe they are the same, which is crap. You could put in a B&M shifter to replace your shifter but I have heard some horror stories. Oh, and the rubber boot in the picture is 40 odd years old in very good condition.

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Keith

You can get new manual shifter boots that fit the same hole in the floor. The manual has three levers but one of the holes in the seal should line up with the auto lever. Just glue or seal the other openings. Not perfect but as a bonus it will stop road grime getting all over the shafts etc and should stop any air/fumes getting into the cabin.

Alert product placement (not mine and not paid for).
http://www.rarespare...

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And one other thing, two rubber sealers were produced. Holden in their wisdom used two different diameter shafts going through the rubber seal. The pictured one is a larger diameter shaft, hence the holes in the boot for the shaft will be bigger. If your's is a small diameter shaft, and you use a large diameter rubber seal, you will still have fumes coming in due to loose fit. If your's is a large diameter shaft and you get the smaller diameter seal, you will tear the rubber trying to get it together. Hope all this info helps.

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Keith

Thanks for taking the time to reply. It's a trimatic and after all that info I need to have another look inside. All the parts specialists I have called have no idea that they have a rubber seal. One wrecker thinks it may not be a seal but when someone has tinkered with it in the past they may not have sealed the unit with silastic. Got my fingers crossed it's a simple fix as getting hold of a replacement seal sounds impossible. Thanks again

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redgoat

had quite a few of those shifters over the years and luckily never encountered that problem. I can understand air but if you are getting fumes such as exhaust or petrol then you need to check to make sure you don't have any leaks...in traffic it could be coming from other cars

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Andrew

Definitely fumes from my car as I know there a few small holes in the old exhaust that needs to be replaced. Besides that where I live is little to no traffic but thanks anyway

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redgoat

Maybe you can make one of these fit.

http://www.ebay.com/...

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Might have to give one a crack..hopefully can track down the real thing. Thanks anyway

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redgoat

What good is rare spares if they don't make something as important and hard to find as one of those?

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Keep in mind that the biggest cause of exhaust fumes into the cabin is due to a leaking boot lid seal. The rear of the car is the area where most of the fumes will be present, not the engine.

Also check that the tail pipe extends out past the rear apron/bumper bar, as that only exacerbates the problem.

Make sure all your cabin floor and boot floor bungs are fitted and sealing.

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Thanks for that info. Hopefully get all that checked out this weekendπŸ‘πŸ‘

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redgoat

Just a thought! If has a 'walking stick' from the pcv valve, it may be the cause of fumes? Connect up to exhaust gasses, easy to do. Hope some help, cheers.

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