Gearbox problem with GT
I bought an 06 plate GT a month or so ago. Its the 1.9 JTDm, manual with about 70K on the clock.
Anyway, night before last, I was driving to my girlfriends and the car seemed to get "stuck" in 3rd gear. The gear lever would not move. I drove along for a bit, and managed to get it out of 3rd - but it felt very difficult to move, resistance all the way. Then there was resistance getting it into 4th. No problems at all with 1st, 2nd, 5th or 6th - I tried all those gears and the problem with 3rd and 4th seemed to clear for a short while.
This only happens intermittently. After trawling the forums yesterday, I was assuming either swarf, or more likely the gear linkages.
I took it into Simply Alfas (who I completely trust not to rip me off). They told me it wouldn't be the gear linkages, as that only caused the gear lever not to centre... John tried the gear lever when the engine was off, and it still got stuck a couple of times. It's booked in for Thursday, they are going to take out the gear box, John said it might be the syncro, or a fork... And it's not going to be cheap. He might be changing the clutch at the same time.
What does anyone think?