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 Post subject: Pre-diagnosis guesses?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:36 pm 
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I picked up a Sprint today, and was puzzled I couldn't put it into gear, as is my habit when transporting, any gear, after we'd pushed it onto the trailer. Once home, pushing it onto the drive, it sounded as if the propshaft had been disconnected, as if the gearbox problem, despite the stick showing neutral, had prevented the car being pushed previously. The seller swears he drove it into the garage 16 years ago, but it apparently hasn't turned a wheel since.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:28 pm 
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Gearstick put back in wrong place with gearbox in gear (if you cant move stick) If stick moves but won't engage gear, something is broken in the shift linkage.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:30 pm 
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Stick moves side to side, but no fore/aft movement in any position


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:26 pm 
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Broken selector fork so its locked in 2 gears at the same time ?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:57 am 
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Seized selector rods, but unlikely. But if gear lever is in neutral, why disconnect the propshaft (or is this a red herring)? Neither would seized clutch necessitate this if gearbox is in neutral.

Does all point to something broken internal to the gearbox that is stopping the selector forks moving and the gears from turning, as Tony suggests. Has the top of the gearbox been removed and replaced incorrectly, if that is even possible?

When are you going to tell us the answer Alun?


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