147 Manual Gear Selection Problem When Warm
I have a 02 147 1.6TS.
There gears have always been a little "loose", when it's in gear there's enough play in it to make it feel like it's in neutral. I replaced the bushes at the gearbox end of the setup which fixed a previous issue of it not springing into neutral when you take it out of gear.
Recently 1st gear has been getting harder and harder to select up until the point now that it's impossible to get. I can get it when it's cold albeit it's still a bit notchy but when it's warm there's no chance. Doesn't seem to be any other gear but first.
I'm thinking it's the gearstick side of the linkage which has gone but with it being worse when it's warm I have some doubts. Before I pay for the new parts and potentially break something else taking off the exhaust I thought I'd get some advice.
Has anyone else got any ideas or experience of this?
Thanks in advance for any help.