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    Hi All,

    I've lost first gear! Tried to put it into 1st after reversing and it wouldn't go! It would just pop out when I lifted the clutch. If I kept the lever pushed towards 1st and lifted the clutch, it would grind and just pop out again!

    Any ideas what the problem is?

    Thanks in advance.

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    it could be linkage?.. if it's only partly engaging the gear, then when you apply the power it will always pop the gear out...

    if not, it's going to be rather serious and expensive......

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    Thanks for the swift response. It's a company car, so hopefully it shouldn't cost me anything. Unless they accuse me of misue and abuse! The car has done 24,000 miles, most of which are on the motorway.

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    throw it at the dealers....

    the boxes are strong.. misuse won't cause that easily..

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    The dealers called me back to inform me they are putting a new gearbox in. They mentioned that it was an internal fault, and as it's a sealed unit they will replace the whole thing. 11 months old and 24k miles = a new gearbox! Thank goodness I'm not paying!

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    indeed.....

    must have been a shot selector then.....

    gone are the days of having to do a box on the bench.. now they just swap em..

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    And they get centrally re-manufactured as warranty replacements.

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