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Author Topic: difficult gear selection  (Read 5374 times)

Offline squidgy1967

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difficult gear selection
« on: September 13, 2013, 10:35:36 PM »
Hi,

I'm having problems with the gears on my S-Max. Initially it started off as occasionally having trouble changing down into first, it just wouldn't engage, then yesterday I couldn't select reverse either. Yesterday, I could change to all the lower placed gears - 2nd, 4th & 6th.
 
Today it's any gear apart from the first gear I select. I have no problem selecting the gear initially, but when I come to change gear, it's as if there's something stopping it engaging, and it returns to neutral.

Stopping the engine, and restarting enables me to select the gear once again, but I am unable to select any others.

Has anyone else had a similar problem?


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Re: difficult gear selection
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 11:15:21 PM »
 welcome5

sorry to hear of your woes,im afraid i cant answer your question,
as it could be a manner of all things bad and expensive or just something simple like the cable/s lose or kinked etc.
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Online Chrispb

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Re: difficult gear selection
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2013, 08:35:58 AM »
Hello and  [W4]

Without the engine running do the gears appear engage OK.

Trying to determine whether you have a clutch fault or cable linkage issue, does the lever feel slack (more than usual).
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

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Offline squidgy1967

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Re: difficult gear selection
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2013, 10:19:15 PM »
Lever is now very slack and floppy :(

Online Chrispb

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Re: difficult gear selection
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2013, 11:34:25 PM »
Check out the cable joints on the top of gearbox
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

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Offline squidgy1967

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Re: difficult gear selection
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2013, 10:42:37 AM »
Thank you, I'll let you know what we find.

Offline squidgy1967

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Re: difficult gear selection
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2013, 08:07:48 PM »
Just to let you know it ended up being the gear change cable, luckily I managed to get the part at cost, and it was fitted by a friend's garage, so luckily cost a fraction of what it could have done!

Thank you for all your help, it was used to order the part!

Conch

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Re: difficult gear selection
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2013, 10:19:39 PM »
 [GJ]
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

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