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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: United Kingdom
GTV gear selection problem - entry into 3rd gear "vague" ..
I'm having an annoying problem with the Gearbox on my GTV. Car is a 6 speed, V6 with only 50k on it. Its my 2nd GTV, and I did 85k in the first GTV without any significant problems, amazingly.
I don’t drive like a hooligan, but the 2nd to 3rd shift is an important shift if I'm on the move and I want to do it smoothly and reasonably quickly.
Problem is when I want to shift from 2nd into 3rd it is gearstick entry to 3rd is really vague and I end up having to be quite careful not to push it back into 1st, or straight into 5th, which kinda negates the whole point of accelerating swiftly.
2nd into 3rd, and 4th down to 3rd aren't what they should be and sooner or later I'm going to leave a trail of cogs on the road behind me…
The left-to-right gear locations of 1st 3rd 5th all seem remarkably close too, whereas entry into 2nd, 4th 6th is no problem. Pity there isn't a Ferrari style open grate to see the exact gear pattern (unless someone has made an upgrade to do just that !)
Does anyone recognise this problem ? Are the detent springs (I think) adjustable ? has something worn/broken ?
Any help appreciated.