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Changing down from 5th to 3rd

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#1 scrantz


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Posted 01 November 2018 - 08:01 PM

When im slowing down ill go from 5th to 3rd (no point in 4th)

occasionally though, the gear lever seems to get stuck in-between those gears, so I have to go back to 5th then 3rd again (hope this makes sense) 

Any ideas?

#2 deuchebleu


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Posted 01 November 2018 - 09:14 PM

Not sure how relevant this is but on my 1.6Hdi Xsara Picasso if you put any pressure rightwards on the gear stick when pulling it out of fifth then you seemed to end up in no-mans land and couldn't select any gear. The only solution was to put it back into fifth position and pull it back out again, without any sideways pressure. It caught me out a few times until I realised why. I believe this is/was a known problem with this engine/gearbox, several have complained about it.

Find yourself a quiet bit of road and try it for yourself to see if it's the same.



#3 PJS54


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 02:42 PM

I've never changed directly from fifth to third, but I do often find that it's an awkward change from second to third.