Manual Gearbox Weirdness . . .
Hey everyone . . .
I wonder if anyone can shed some light on a weird issue I've just had with the gearbox on my 52 plate manual 147 2l.
Basically, with no prior indication of a problem, I got stuck in 3rd gear. Clutch fully depressed (obviously!?) gear lever totally stuck. I had a few cars behind and in front of me . . . so executive decision, I 'forced' it out of gear.
Pulled over immediately, turned everything off for a mo. Then worked the gearbox through the gears, foot on clutch with the engine off.
Everything felt fine, except 3rd still felt a little spongy, a tad more resistance going in and out than usual. However after going through the gears a few times, it started to feel ok again.
I carried on about 20miles home, with no further incident - except that maybe 3rd felt a bit 'weird' still. By the time I was home, I'm pretty sure all the gears felt just fine again.
So, do I need to worry? This has never happened to me on any car in about 20 years of driving? So, I'm a little confused.
Any clues / advice / suggestions / calming words would be appreciated!
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