Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 08:39:23 PST
From: (Everett M. Greene)
Subject: Re: 5th Gear Selection troublesome in '95 900S

In article <7siiu8$sso$> writes: > In article <>, > (Everett M. Greene) wrote: > > "Adrian Colombini" <> writes: > > > > > > About four months ago I had a replacement engine fitted to my > > > 110,000 mile 900S from a one year old car with 9000 miles on it. > > > Ever since I have had occasional problems selecting fifith gear > > > -- the lever just finds a dead end, other times it slides in > > > nicely. > > > > > > Is it possible that the gear linkage can be adjusted or am I now > > > looking at a new gearbox? Oh yes and just had a new clutch fitted > > > which seems to have made the problem worse. > > > > If anyone has an answer, I'd like to know it, also. I have a > > 1985 900 with the same problem. Adjusting the linkage made it > > go into (and come out of!) 5th gear more easily, but now it > > doesn't always want to go into 3rd. > > My '85 900 goes into 5th ok but it seems to me that 3rd and 5th are too > close together. So I have to be careful going into 5th or I get a wake > up call. Is this the nature of the beast or what? Yes, the two gears are very close to each other. I've seen my wife accidentally go into 3rd when intending to go into 5th. Luckily, the ratios are close enough that no great harm is done to the engine if you're not going to the redline before shifting. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Everett M. Greene (The Mojave Greene, crotalus scutulatus scutulatus) Ridgecrest, Ca. 93555 Path:

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