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

Chris Covington malth at umich.edu
Fri Aug 24 12:48:25 EDT 2001

Kneale, I've done a few searches but I can't seem to find that definitive
thread.  I'm checking the linkage as soon as I'm out the door, a writeup
would be great though.


On Thu, 23 Aug 2001, Kneale Brownson wrote:

> 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 /
> >replace?
> >
> >Chris
> >'91 200q20v - grounded
> >
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