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#1 Terho

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 09:58 PM

Hi, I might have some problems with my shifter. Somehow it wheels kinda sticky, in a way that the stick is not centering itself very quickly. This makes changing from 2nd to 3rd gear a bit hard since the shifter is going to 1st instead of the 3rd because it is not "pulling" itself to center. My car has a gated shifter surround if it has something to do with the problem.  Is there some springs or something that would require some lubrication or is it from the bushing near gearbox? 

 

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 10:09 PM

For a sticky shitter I would recommend increasing the fiber intake.

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 07:50 AM

Could be a dodgy shift cable. Not uncommon to melt the cables and get shift issues like this.

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 09:32 AM

I had exactly the same symptoms and needed a gearbox refurbishment.



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 08:46 PM

How many kilometers did your car have? Mine has only 24000km so I find it hard to believe that the gearbox would be worn out.



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Posted 21 November 2019 - 09:48 AM

A lot!  Daily driver at the time, probably 80,000 miles plus.



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Posted 21 November 2019 - 04:51 PM

My OEM cables melted after the first track day with my supercharger. 

I canĀ“t say it "sticked", it was more of needing more force to move it. And it got better when warmed up. 

New cables with more heat protection fixed mine. 



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Posted 21 November 2019 - 05:07 PM

Mine also gets better when warmed up, I doubt the car has had a lot track experience and it is relatively stock. I think I try to lubricate it first but maybe I will change the cables during winter. Is it easy to fit a short shifter at the same time?

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 05:15 PM

It doesn't need a lot of track experience. Heat protections can degrade or slide off as time goes by, even with low Kms.

You can easily check them visually through the rear wheel arches.


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Posted 22 November 2019 - 08:22 AM

Mine also gets better when warmed up, I doubt the car has had a lot track experience and it is relatively stock. I think I try to lubricate it first but maybe I will change the cables during winter. Is it easy to fit a short shifter at the same time?

 

   Definitely worth fitting the short shifter once you have sorted the cables I would say. If you get a decent short shifter kit, it should come with a new nylon bush for the gearbox end of the selector. Not a fun job to fit though. You will need some special skills to get the pin out of the original gearbox selector turret. I removed the whole thing from the gearbox to do it in the end.






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