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1986 mazda 323Lx gears disappear

I was driving in the freezing cold last night in 5th gear when suddenly there was no engagement. 4th and 3rd didn't work either, although 2nd and 1st did. When I tried to shift up to 3rd, 4th, and 5th, none of them engaged. after stopping a few minutes, they all came back and I was able to drive home. Any ideas on why this would happen and if it will again? thanks!

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Sounds like you have worn gearbox selector linkages and I suggest that you get someone to take a look at them PRONTO.

Posted on Jan 19, 2013

  • Anna Dembska Jan 21, 2013

    Thanks, Peter, will do!

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first i assuming where talking about a manual transmission
check the shifter and shifter linkage i would assume it in the shifter it self or who ever did rebuild didnt fix it right
all so assuming when u had transmission repaired u all so replaced (or at least checked) the clutch
if clutch was not replaced when transmission was replaced it should have been unless clutch was just recently replaced

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