Spider gearbox - return spring failed?
Just recently the 'spring' which returns the stick to the central position appears to have either failed or the maybe the stick has stiffened preventing return to a central position?
When changing from 2nd to 3rd the spring on that correctly centres the stick to the central 3rd/4th position from the 1st/2nd position - no problem there. However, the spring bringing it back form the 5th/6th position to 3th/4th does not. The result is when changing down from 5th to 4th you actually go from 5th to 6th unless manually moving it across to the central position.
Common problem? Is the return spring internal to the gearbox or external? Sounds expensive if internal.... Or is anything likely to help this like an oil change?
The car's a 2008 2.2 with about 30K on the clock.
Any experience of this?