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Join Date: Dec 2003
Re: Am I being taken for a ride?
Originally Posted by davenottm
Took my 147 in to the dealers today to get the gearchange looked at. Lack of self-centring action. Have seen quite a few posts on here about the same thing which suggest its wear on some bushes which need replacing.
Dealer said there was a worn bush and support bracket.
Try to get a second opinion. I had the same problem last year, the gear stick didnít return to the center position and it was difficult to shift into some gears. I took it to the dealer to have a look. He suggested that before ordering new parts he tries to disassemble the shifting mechanism and gear linkage, cleans it and re-greases it. And this was enough. One year later and the shifting is still perfect. Maybe your dealer is trying to rip you, order new parts and bill a big job. Go to another garage and try it there.
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