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Offline Mr_Orange

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Gearstick stiff left to right
« on: 08 September 2018, 14:03 »
The car hasnt been used much last couple of years, when I took it out of storage early 2017 the gearstick was tight across the gate (I believe this translates to in/out or up/down on the shift tower). I thought it might free up, but it didn't.
I garaged it again last winter and only just have it back on the road. The lever remains tight, and doesn't return to its resting position, making it hard to judge the shift into 3rd and 4th.
There was a slow (undetected) coolant leak in the vacinity, has this played a part?
Ideas appreciated!
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Offline Mr_Orange

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Re: Gearstick stiff left to right
« Reply #1 on: 19 September 2018, 19:10 »
I've done a few miles now. Still the same. Have to consciously shift into 3rd which is driving me nuts. Are these meant to be sprung return, is it within the shift tower? Whats up with this? :(


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Offline brettblade

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Re: Gearstick stiff left to right
« Reply #2 on: 24 September 2018, 13:35 »
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