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Old 01-09-2013, 08:20 PM   #1
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manual gear changing problems

Hi guys having a lot of problems from my 330ci basically since I've had it on the way home from picking it up, I went up to 4.5k/5k revs and it got stuck in gear, its happened about 4-5times now and it isn't a good feeling! Also the gear stick doesn't sit in the middle it sits to the right and gear changes arnt smooth.

Also when going from 2nd / 4th to 3rd / 5th its very difficult to get the correct gear, I mostly hit the wrong gears which is annoying

What the garage recommended was changing the gear linkage bushes.. It drove like a new car for 30mins, now its doing the same again

I went back to the garage and the head mechanic said that if it isn't fixed, then it will be something inside the transmission itself... now I am very worried that they are wrong and I will end up paying for a transmission rebuild only to find out its not the problem?

Also cause the gear stick/shifter is sitting off-centre it leads me to think its still related to gear linkage or something simple-ish !

I have made a little video before the linkages were done, since then there is less freeplay however its made no improvement but I hope you understand my accent

Any help would be so so so much appreciated, Thankyou!
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