I have a GT 2.0 jts manual on a 54 plate that has just thrown a gear selection problem my way, I have checked a number of threads regarding gear selection problems but none of them seem to give me an answer to my specific problem and I was wondering if anyone may have come across this problem before.
My wife is the main driver and I only get to drive on a weekend as a rule and the last time I drove it, all was fine as usual.
The problem is that I can only select 2nd and 4th gears, from what I have been told is that have been no strange noises from the car what so ever
The problem happened just after changing down to go around a corner and then not been able to get back into 3rd after accelerating
I have removed the battery tray etc to get to the linkage on the top of the gearbox
I removed the cables and made sure the gear leaver moved freely
I have removed the selection mechanism and checked the top hat washers which are perfectly good
The arm on top of teh gear box does seem to be restricted as I would have expected it to move more than one position from side to side, I can pull it upwards aswell but it wont move left or right, Do I remove teh selection arm from the top of teh gear box which I am afraid to do as I have never done this before and I dont want to remove and then something inside the gearbox mave that I can't get at
The clutch pedal moves freely enough and I can see the mechanism move inside the gearbox not that means much to me other than it looks ok
The problem is where do I do I gor from here, I would be grateful if anyone could give me some advice, does it sound like teh gearbox needs replacing or a new clutch perhaps.
Thanks in advance