[200q20v] Re: shifter totally hosed

Eyvind Spangen eyvind.spangen at c2i.net
Mon Aug 7 01:48:36 EDT 2000

On Sun, 6 Aug 2000 17:00:07 -0400, you wrote:

>Okay, just drove home from an errand, with a friend, in 2nd gear..and 
>-only- second gear.  We quickly progressed from 1+2 only being 
>difficult, to all gears being difficult, to suddenly no gears.
>The shifter then popped hard over to the right, and I discovered I 
>had some access to 1-4.
>But, I pushed my luck, and now the shifter is floating free.  I 
>didn't play with the shifter any more since I didn't want to get out 
>of 2nd gear.
>I found the Bently sections on the linkage system and how to remove 
>the boot.  Any BTDTs'?  I should know more once I get the shifter 
>boot off.

The exactly same thing happened to me some months ago. It turned out
to be the linkage from the shifter linkage down to the small rod
sticking out of the transmission. It was gone. I guess it worked loose
and finally dropped all the way off.. New one: $110.. :-(


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