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Old 12 Apr 2009, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gearbox Jumping Around Like House Of Pain

....afternoon lads....


driving to a mates house yesterday around some lovely B roads I noticed that over the heavy bumps 5th gear kept popping out....

went to football this morning down the A12 and when I changed into 5th it slips in nicely (steady now!) but as soon as I get back on the power (no matter how lightly) the gearstick moves about 2 inches back towards neutral and sometimes just falls out completely on its own when easing off the throttle.

Is my gearbox a gonner or is it just 5th gear (can you "fix" gears seperately?)

doesn't do it in any other gears.

I (well the other half) took a couple of videos....hopefully the sound is good enough so you can get an idea of what the engine/power is doing in response to the gear stick

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Old 12 Apr 2009, 03:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Gearbox Jumping Around Like House Of Pain

on the first video at the start it jumps out with just light acceleration
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Old 12 Apr 2009, 03:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Gearbox Jumping Around Like House Of Pain

Bent selector shaft (well was on mine)Been there got the t-shirt though i`ll be honest with ya on mine put it down to me being rougher with it when i had selector problems(etc) as at one time were a right pain to get in but i left it as long as i could then ya just needed a slight bump in the road an it`d jump out of gear-paul at zen performance sorted mine out whilst doing the other stuff fitting new clutch/flywheel/selector fork/gear hub so cant give ya a price of that job alone.


Were only noticeable on a totally flat surface that the shaft were bent were literally so slight you`d have thought it wouldnt have made a difference but it did.

Ring somewhere up though describe the problem an they`ll give ya a rough estimate.
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Hi Strat,

It could be the selector shaft.

Link: Gearbox problems
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You beat me to it Dave.
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Old 12 Apr 2009, 04:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Gearbox Jumping Around Like House Of Pain

Lol soz pete-gotta be honest had my doubts after paul had shown me the bent shaft,the difference were only that when rolled along one of them totally flat steel tables ya could just see daylight under it in one position- we`re not talking bent like a banana here so even after driving it an it being ok thought you watch it`l be back but about 34,000 mile later its still fine


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Old 12 Apr 2009, 08:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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cheers you two...will get onto Zen Tuesday morning
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Old 12 Apr 2009, 08:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Only other place local to you in chelmsford is I&S services, 10 years with dealer etc.. little he can't sort out if i'm honest, pm me if you want his mob number
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cheers mate...got a bloke who lives in colchester that has been looking at it...but he is moving to AUS so no workshop etc...so big jobs are a little difficult. Will give your guy a call. PM sent
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Re: Gearbox Jumping Around Like House Of Pain

how long have you had the car?....if its recently how about the dealer warrenty??
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Old 12 Apr 2009, 10:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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a year...only came with a 6 month warrenty. I'll see what Zen say and get back on here
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