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    gearbox > hard to get into gear...

    had a long trip to chester on the weekend, got back... and id pretty much ran out of engine oil... (no leaks... no checked it since last year) so topped that up now, and engines sounds sweet again... but gearbox seems to be getting a pain to get into gear... seems extremely notchy and reverse is difficult to get... could this need a top up of oil? or is it something most sinister?

    cheers chris
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    check the Gear linkage???!
    I'm after another Coupe Turbo

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    what would i be looking for? it becoming loose or snapping/breaking up?
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    look for like an "elbow" type (maybe socket - sorry not mechanic) joint, anyways... sometimes they are plastic and can wear. its the serious of rodding that links your gear box to the gear stick anyways
    I'm after another Coupe Turbo

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    and if its "snapped" then technically it would be impossible for you to select any gear.
    I'm after another Coupe Turbo

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    [blonde]im guessing its same side of the bulkhead as a mk3 astra... ie engine side?[/blonde]
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    hmmm... not too familiar with the mk3's having never had one. but easiest thing'll be to follow the linkage from the gearstick, into the bay and see where it goes from there and is there anything wrong with it?
    get a friend to change gears with the engine off whilst you look
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    sorted it... it was a unused 'heated seat' loom plug jammed into where my reverse goes... doh
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