Date: 10 Aug 2003 13:19:58 -0700
From: shuaib_rabbaninopsamail.com (Shuaib Rabbani)
Subject: Re: Pressing Clutch - Gear Stick Jerks


The model is a 9-3 convertible 2.0l 1997. Never had a chance to figure out if it was a ditch or not. Based on your assessment, what kind of costs would I be looking at? Cheers Grunff <grunffnopsam.com> wrote in message news:<bh5bp1$tjiha$1nopsam52899.news.uni-berlin.de>... > Shuaib Rabbani wrote: > > > Yesterday I drove over, what I though at the time, was a small ditch > > in the road. > > So at the time you thought it was a small ditch - what did it > turn out to be? > > > > Some minutes later, the gear stick started behaving strangely. Each > > time I now attempt to change gear, while grabbing the gear knob and > > pressing the clutch down causes the gear stick to jerk backwards > > slightly. > > > > Once I have changed gear and released the clutch the symptoms go until > > I shift upwards again. > > It would help if we knew the model/year, but it sounds like you > have either damaged the gear linkage rubber coupling, or bent > the gear linkage. You'll need to take a look, but where you look > depends on the model/year.

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