147 1.6, boring gear box fault!
Hi, I use to come on here when I had my 1987 33 cloverleaf and now I'm back!
My wifes 147 1.6 manaul pops out 3rd and 4th?
I've read loads of posts on here and I'm almost convinced it's the syncros but thought I'd put it out here and see if anyone has come across this before?
1. At speed when you go from 2nd to 3rd it does go in for a second but than makes a awful noice and judders violently, same going in to 4th.
2. I've been going from 2nd to 5th which is fine however at high revs it does crunch in to 5th?
3. The gear stick does self centre but there is a lot of play when it's in neutral, wobbles around and feels very loose?
1st to 2nd is fine, and 2nd to 5th is oaks long as the revs aren't really high. As you put it in to 3rd it almost feels like it's not going in far enough but if you hold it in it still judders?
I can get a garenteed box for £150 so no problem with that, I just don't want to do all that work if it sounds like it is the linkage, cables or the ball joint on the gear stick it's self as there is so much play (is this common).
Is there away of adjusting the cables, tighting? I was going to try taking the cables off and trying to select 3rd from the engine bay and trying that? Any idea how?
I know this has been all covered 100s of tines before but some have the same problem but with the gear stick not centring, mine does?
Any help would much appreciated.