Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Terenure, Dublin, Ireland
Gearbox, gearbox, gearbox !!
OK, you can see I own a 155 1.8 16V
It will no longer go into 4th. When I try, it's like the gearstick hits a brick wall half way in and wont go any further.
Also, when I put it in 5th, it crunches ever so slightly, then when I dis-engage the clutch the gearstick pops half way out but stays in gear. Then about 5 to 10 minutes later it pops out of gear.
I've been told that the selector is gone.
My question is - which other cars share the gearbox of the 155. This is hopefully the benefit of owning a parts bin car. I'm hoping the Fiat Tempra shares its gearbox cuz they're 10 a penny and cheaper than a 'Hootie & The Blowfish' album.
Alternatively, is there anything that can be done to fix the 'box that's in it - the selector? Or is that too messy and labour intensive - I'm not mechanically minded.
The car is parked up now (I'm driving a 2.0 HDI Citroen C5 for anyone interested :P) so no further damage is being done.
A labour of love or a love of labour ?