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#1613403 - 21/12/2017 10:55 Gear selection
came2dance Offline
I AM a Coop

Registered: 18/12/2005
Posts: 13193
Loc: england
Seems to have gone to pot! S reg LE#173. Has been driving fine and I've been using her as a daily driver lately (as my smart car has a problem) Was fine last night but driving to work this morning selecting 3rd gear was dodgy from the off! just not slick as if it was slightly in the wrong place. I had to change more carefully as if I had a H gate on. When i parked it up it didn't seem to find neutral. I started the engine again and it was in neutral - just no side to side movement of the gear stick. The car has some sort of short shift mechanism on too. I don't know if that's anything to do with it.

Any ideas? I'm planning to lift the gear stick cover up at lunchtime and see if there's anything obvious. Any suggestions welcome.


Edited by came2dance (21/12/2017 11:42)
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#1613405 - 21/12/2017 11:28 Re: Gear selection [Re: came2dance]
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Yes, lift up the gear stick cover to see if the gear selector housing at the bottom is either cracked or loose (held in place by 3 or 4 bolts, but the nuts are only accesible from below by dropping the whole frame after removing the cat and/or centre exhause pipe)
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#1613406 - 21/12/2017 11:29 Re: Gear selection [Re: came2dance]
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Sounds like the nylon base has broken.

New base from Partsworld, you'll also need 2x needle bearings, haven't got the part numbers but Steve at AA can help.
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#1613407 - 21/12/2017 11:53 Re: Gear selection [Re: Countrycruising]
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Cheers Joe. It just developed a bit as I had to go and move my car. That's when I found had no reverse! I lifted the garter but there wasn't much to see. There was a piece of broken plastic from that nylon base that you indicated. I'll order that part and the needle bearings. I'll have t o get a local garage to fit it! Is that the same part DaveG is referring to - accessible only from underneath?
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#1613432 - 21/12/2017 17:13 Re: Gear selection [Re: came2dance]
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Yes
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#1613439 - 21/12/2017 19:11 Re: Gear selection [Re: came2dance]
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I’ve had the same issue with the Nylon base and it occurred when driving in traffic in London. I managed to make it back to home then when I went for reverse to park it the whole thing sheared leaving me with no gears.

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#1613449 - 21/12/2017 20:58 Re: Gear selection [Re: Gunzi]
came2dance Offline
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Originally Posted By Gunzi
I’ve had the same issue with the Nylon base and it occurred when driving in traffic in London. I managed to make it back to home then when I went for reverse to park it the whole thing sheared leaving me with no gears.


Holy moly! I managed to make it home with a gear box full of 3rd gears - all biased right over to the passenger side of the car and no reverse! It's parked on the road outside now frown what a pain in the arse time for this to happen. Coops hey smile
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#1613896 - 03/01/2018 09:53 Re: Gear selection [Re: Countrycruising]
came2dance Offline
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Originally Posted By Countrycruising
Sounds like the nylon base has broken.

New base from Partsworld, you'll also need 2x needle bearings, haven't got the part numbers but Steve at AA can help.


Thanks for the link to the plastic bit Joe. Alternative autos didn't know the part number for the needle bearing but thought you might smile Any Ideas confused

It seems to be a popular fault at the moment. I've seen two other posts regarding this crazy

Where do we get the needle bearings anyone confused
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#1613899 - 03/01/2018 10:06 Re: Gear selection [Re: came2dance]
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"Roller Casing" part # 46411551 possibly?

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#1613905 - 03/01/2018 10:57 Re: Gear selection [Re: GrahamL]
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Originally Posted By GrahamL
"Roller Casing" part # 46411551 possibly?


That's one ones thumb

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#1613907 - 03/01/2018 11:10 Re: Gear selection [Re: Countrycruising]
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Get them from Fiat? confused
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#1613908 - 03/01/2018 11:13 Re: Gear selection [Re: came2dance]
Countrycruising Offline
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I AM a Coop

Registered: 12/09/2006
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Loc: FCSS 01684 593187
Yes your local Fiat dealer can supply these, they might come as a minimum order of 5x in a pack, if they do I'll buy the spares to help as I still change these on a regularly basis.
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#1614033 - 04/01/2018 22:08 Re: Gear selection [Re: Countrycruising]
came2dance Offline
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Loc: england
Originally Posted By Countrycruising
Originally Posted By GrahamL
"Roller Casing" part # 46411551 possibly?


That's one ones thumb

click to enlarge


Cheers guys. Sold singly at £7.95 each. Fiat had none in stock but next day delivery. cool
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#1614069 - 05/01/2018 14:48 Re: Gear selection [Re: came2dance]
came2dance Offline
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Registered: 18/12/2005
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Loc: england
Originally Posted By came2dance
Originally Posted By Countrycruising
Originally Posted By GrahamL
"Roller Casing" part # 46411551 possibly?


That's one ones thumb

click to enlarge


Cheers guys. Sold singly at £7.95 each. Fiat had none in stock but next day delivery. cool


Parts are in at Fiat now. I know it might pain some of you but coop is booked into a local garage next Wednesday to have it fitted smile Can't wait laugh
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#1614316 - 10/01/2018 21:27 Re: Gear selection [Re: came2dance]
came2dance Offline
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Loc: england
Well got her back tonight and it was very nice to drive her home. Gearchange is not as it was IMO but I haven't refitted the cloth gaiter thing yet (I forgot to send that to the garage)

The garage were impressed with what a pain in the ass job it was and I think they added a few quid on for extra Swarfega to clean off the sticky rubber gunge caused by my tacky console smile

Will take her to work tomorrow for a little road test cool
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#1614333 - 11/01/2018 09:01 Re: Gear selection [Re: came2dance]
came2dance Offline
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Registered: 18/12/2005
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Loc: england
didn't take her to work as the bloody door locks were frozen!
Coops hey rolleyes
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#1614337 - 11/01/2018 11:58 Re: Gear selection [Re: came2dance]
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Registered: 23/10/2013
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Loc: Staffs
Mine doesn't like the cold either.
Once I've got past the frozen locks I have to deal with a frozen screen (inside - due to a failed boot seal) and then a frozen handbrake.
Good job I love it!!!

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#1616184 - 20/02/2018 20:22 Re: Gear selection [Re: came2dance]
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Registered: 16/06/2013
Posts: 9
Loc: cambs uk
great stuff guys both my coupes failed in cold spell..shattered nylon boxes....only reverse on one and other parked waiting for the snap !both getting fixed, but problem finding needle rollers..try another main dealer
thanks for posts and keep couping

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#1616259 - 22/02/2018 04:18 Re: Gear selection [Re: BIGGAITCH]
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Registered: 19/12/2005
Posts: 1535
Loc: Brisbane, Australia
Having read this post, I'm glad that I live in the sub-tropics and have a garage to protect my Coupe from the thunder storms that, occasionally, have "hard bits" mixed with the rain.

One has to love a Coupe with air-con!
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#1616267 - 22/02/2018 10:18 Re: Gear selection [Re: Possum]
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Registered: 16/09/2007
Posts: 370
Loc: Freedom
Originally Posted By Possum
I live in the sub-tropics....


Almost stopped reading at that point! Lol.

I think most UK coupes were sold with non working Aircon as it was too fiddly...at least that seems to be the main finding of any summer coup meet up in the UK...

Enjoy the sun for us all.

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