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Gear selection difficulty
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:49 pm Up
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I have read the other threads on similar topics.

My friend's 16V 1600cc 206cc has a gear selection problem. It sometimes works, but usually when I try to select 1st, 2nd or 4th, it appears to go in, but there is no drive. Only 3rd, 5th and reverse are OK.

The upper of the two short gear linkages is a lttle sloppy but not much. I have tried a cable tie on it to see if that fixes it. Not as a permanent solution ☺ but as a test. It makes it worse.

There are two levers on the gearbox, the upper one is worked by the long rod. Apart from rotating, the shaft this is on also slides up and down, is this right?

I would think that the most likely problem is the sloppy linkage, but I'm not sure and would like to be before buying and fitting parts. Could it be a mechanism inside the gearbox?

2005 206cc petrol 1595cc 16 valve
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:14 am Up
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So the car is pretty much undriveable? Any specifics of how you eventually get into e.g. the 1st gear? Would double clutching help, and would then the gearstick feel going in "that little bit more"?

The CC I've got over here has a gear switch feel like through jelly, but for now I blame it being stood undriven for many months, might need a cleanup and re-grease

2.0 HDi, year 2000 (odd knock near the sump, going under the scalpel soon)
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..couple more Franco/American-made/owned ones, journey depending
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