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Renault megane stuck in 4th gear - 2004 Renault 181

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  • thebeard10 Feb 27, 2009

    sorry i should of said

    it is a manual box

    if i depress the clucth the car can be moved

    i have taken the cables off the box and tried to take it out of gear that way but it will still not come out of 4th gear

  • thebeard10 Feb 27, 2009

    carnt get it into any other gear

    its stuck in the one gear (4th)

    and will not come out

  • thebeard10 Feb 27, 2009

    thats right i cannot get it out of 4th geard at all

  • thebeard10 Feb 27, 2009

    yes they both move

    one goes up and down and one left- right but not enough to get it out of gear

  • thebeard10 Feb 27, 2009

    is that the black plastic thing helpd on by 3 tourqes

  • thebeard10 Feb 27, 2009

    yes 2004

  • thebeard10 Mar 20, 2009

    took the box out

    and sent it away for repiar

    i will post the findings when it returns

    thanks for your help



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It might be the power feed is down to the transmission. If all the shift solenoids are off, the trans will stay in 4th. Check the trans fuse.

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    Clint Smock Feb 27, 2009

    If you put it in another gear with the shifter and you let out the clutch it will kill the motor? If it doesn't it has a problem with the shifter. If it does kill the motor then it has a broken shift fork or the Input shaft bearing is seized to the mainshaft from lack of lubrication. If it is a fork or that bearing, disassembly will be required.

  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock Feb 27, 2009

    The shifter won't move out of the 4th gear position?

  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock Feb 27, 2009

    You said you unhooked the shifter cables from the transmission and then does the shifter move?

  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock Feb 27, 2009

    Does it have a removable shifter housing where the cables hook to it?

  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock Feb 27, 2009

    I'm not sure, I'll look it up at work tomorrow and post on it tomorrow night for you.

  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock Feb 27, 2009

    What year is that?

  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock Feb 27, 2009


  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock Feb 28, 2009

    no luck, you said both cables went to a block on the trans held on by three screws? Remove the screws and inspect If you can, email me a picture.

  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock Mar 20, 2009

    O.K. Let me know. I thought maybe you gave up on it.



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