[200q20v] shifter messed up, no 1st, 3rd, & 5th!

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Thu Aug 23 23:49:41 EDT 2001

It COULD be a linkage problem, Chris.  Did you do a Google search on 
shifter linkage at the Audifans.com website?  Someone posted in the last 
six months or so about a shifter linkage repair that solved similar problems.

At 09:56 PM 08/23/2001 -0400, Chris Covington wrote:

>I've had somewhat of a notchy shifter (getting into 2nd particularly)
>since I got my 200q20v awhile ago, but today the shifter got so screwed
>up that I can't even select any of the topmost gears, leaving me only
>with 2nd, 4th & R, and 2nd is extremely difficult to engage properly.  At
>least I got it home.  Anyway, right now the shifter just has a ton of play
>between where the topmost gears are and the bottom (you also have to
>really pull it back to get to 2nd and R, but not 4th as much) and it
>feels like it would need an extra inch or two of forward play in order to
>be able to select those top gears (when you move the shifter, it barely
>gets in the "tunnel" for those forward gears, not enough room to allow you
>to engage them).
>The clutch / gearbox is fine.  I just hope the notches on the tranny
>aren't messed up for the gear selection, but I doubt that is the problem.
>Anyone BTDT on a shifter rebuild, or know the parts, etc. to check out /
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