Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Lutterworth, UK
Re: 147 gear selection
Try a search on this forum. There are loads of threads about it. Judging by the responses, there are 3 or 4 problems and consequently 3 or 4 solutions.
I too have the problem as described and a partial fix is to spray with lithium grease. At least now I can get it in gear. But the gear stick still will not centre on its own. This at the very least requires a new plate?, and quite possibly one of the pivoting mechanisms, and maybe even a new spring?
If you look in the engine bay to the rear of the battery and peer down on to the gearbox, the orange and blue coloured things and associated links are the trouble spots.
It really is not helped by the drain from the leaf guard emptying nearby and splattering these linkages.
RIP 147 1.6 Lusso