When I first had my car (2 years ago), the gear changes were smooth and the gearbox worked fine. Recently, I've noticed that 2nd gear feels a bit rough, and changing either to or from 2nd is considerably more difficult than the rest of the gears.
I got my mum to drive my car a few weeks ago, and she said the same, so it's not just that I'm not changing gear properly or anything.
Does anyone know any possible cause for this, and how expensive it would be to fix?
(Original post by KCLeblanc)
And the linkages that connect the gearstick to the gearbox.
(Original post by JC.)
Before condeming the gearbox, check your engine and gearbox mounts.
If one has sheared it'll make gear selection difficult.
Thanks for these suggestions, I'll check these first as it may be worth fixing if its a simple fix.
(Original post by M4LLY)
Fair enough, its probably gonna set you back at least several hundred quid as the gearbox will need to be taken apart in order for the syncro to be fixed.
If it is the syncromesh, I won't bother fixing it. It's still perfectly driveable atm, it's just a bit annoying. If it ever gets to the point where 2nd gear stops working completely, I'd either just use 3rd instead, or get a new car. I got this car really cheap, it's been a great car for what I paid for it really.
EDIT: Why the hell was this negged?!
Last edited by NewFolder; 24-07-2012 at 00:14.