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I've got a stiff knob!

And so has my SW!

Well it is early

Seriously though my gear stick has become a bit stiffer and doesn't spring back to centre when in nuetral. Is there a part I need to replace or will removing the gaitor and applying liberal amounts of grease likely solve this problem?

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It's the gear linkage. Beyond that, I know nothing.
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Does this not have something to do with the two plastic bushes that connect the gear linkage to the top of the gearbox? Before you go slapping lube on the ball at the base of your shaft (oooooer) maybe check them out.

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You bring your stiff knob and I'll bring my creaky bush....we'll have a whale of a time!

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Its the bushes on top of the box. Take battery and tray out of the way and you can see the mechanism. Dismantle it (taking care not to drop the parts!) get a bit of sand paper on it to get the rusty crud off, liberally grease and refit. You should use new bushes (they crack and let moisture in) could tell you the part number but not until I get home tonight, I am sure someone will know as its a common problem.
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Hello V6hughes,

You need Autolusso's gearbox bushes: 5 plus delivery. There is a good post on how to fit them:sorry can't do links ( techno-inept!). About one hours work, finished by thoroughly lubing your shaft will make it smooth - and floppy again! ( at least that's what always happens to me!) Ahhhh! Sorry couldn't resist thank goodness we can't be blacklisted for dooble entendres! It's a mute point.(don't point that mute at me!) oh god, stop now!

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Cheers all I'll add it to the list for now.
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