Loose while in gear, after bush replacement?
Ok so last week I replaced the bushes in the gear linkage because my gear stick was not springing into place. I say replace but there weren't any bushes in there so I just popped em in place with some grease. Now my gears spring back into place but it still doesn't feel right. It seems that the movement between 3rd and 5th is stiffer than the movement between 3rd and 1st. As well when pushing it into gear it doesn't feel smooth, there's some resistance and so I'm gentle when doing this and therefore slow. I'll note as well that it doesn't grind when I'm doing this so I'm guessing/hoping that the gearbox is fine. In my corsa the gears were great, just slotted in nicely and therefore gear changes could be quick. The other problem is that when in gear there it allows considerable movement from side to side.
I'm thinking that it's not down to the bushes and perhaps the plastic housing underneath the gear stick has cracked. I don't think this would cause the resistance when putting into gear though.
Any ideas guys?