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Changing gears is very stiff and mechanical/cluncky. 105000km. cable stretch. if so. solution

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IF you have a cable connected gear shift and it is not moving smoothly then the insides of the outer cable will be worn out and the inner is frayed and jamming. Replace the entire cable unit.

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My gear is stiff and experiencing a difficulty when engaging second gear. other gears seems to be fine but the shifting is not smooth.


I suspect that it will be in the shift mechanism
If it is a cable shift then replace the cable
If it levers or other linkages check and adjust or lubricate as required
I doubt it is in the clutch as you haven't mentioned difficulty in selecting first gear only shifting from 1 to 2nd.

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05 automatic V6 mustang has a stiff shifter and is hard to put from park to other gears and vice versa. What is its problem and how do I fix it?


The shifting cables can go bad and freeze up. If your mechanically inclined you can set emergency parking brake then disconnect cable on the side of your transmission and see how hard it is to shift. If stiff remove center console and disconnect cable from shifter. Then it should move freely because the frozen cable isn't connected. Replace bad cable or what ever part may have been binding.

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I have a. T5 and it is stiff to get into and change gear


check gear linkage . If the gear selection is by cable then replace the cable as the inner is jamming up. If the selcction is by direct linkage then check the operation of the clutch

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VW golf Mk4 2003, the gear changing is very stiff specially on second gear and reverse, can it be clutch cable?


Return your vehicle to the mechanic for an opportunity to repair it correctly.

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Stiff gear shift


Hi Sam ! Have checked whether is there any problem by the where the shifting lever is? might something there is not working properly since is from parking to Reverse. the other option I agree with the CMI Toyota to change the cable. I had the similar case in my garage but with Nissan March and renewed the cable and works fine.

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Are you sure you installed clutch plate facing right way? They are either stamped or have a tag says "flywheel side". Or might have wrong clutch kit.

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the gear cable are a common fault on these vans I have just had one put on a sorted the problem.
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New clutch cable made gear change much worse.


Hi,

Had a recent similar problem. Fortunately, my replacement cable is adjustable. As the new cable stretched, I had to take a crowbar to the the throwout lever next to the battery and lever it back while pulling off the cable (towards the battery). I then lifted the fuse box (look out for the 10mm plastic nut that holds it in on the side by the driver's side fender) on the drivers side right in front of the windshield to reach down and pull the cable up enough to reach the adjustor. When it is high enough, release the locknut and turn the adjusting nut upwards about 4 turns (both nuts on my cable were 17mm and a "stubby" is handy but not necessary. Grab the end by the battery and, making sure it is seated on the groove on the transmission, pry the lever again with the crowbar and reseat tg
he cable end in the lever. I have had to readjust the cable twice more before it settled in a comfortableplace, but once you get the hang of it, it only takes about 10 minutes.

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91 Honda Acc Auto gear box is stiff


This is most ofthe related to lubrication of the cable, end bushings, and linkage at the tranny... especially at this age

You may want to disconnect the cable underhood and see if the floor shifter is mroe comfortable...

If the stiffness remains, I would suggest replacing the cable (lubrication is possible, but messy with the cable installed in the vehicle)

If your shifter move VERY freely, then likley the end bushing or linkage at the tranny - simple "maintenance" cleaning and lubrication should get you there.

IF the shifter at the tranny does NOT improve with external ceaning and lube, you may wish to flush/change your tranny fluid - many people do not perform regular changes and the position of the shifting bell-crank on the honda will allow dirt to accumulate and that shaft will bind as it passes through into the tranny.

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Hi, chances are that the cable to your fuel door relase mechanism is stretched, this often happens over time especially if the mechanism has been removed and replaced incorrectly. To fix this you will need to open the door with as little force as possible so you dont have to replace that too and have someone pull the lever so you can see if the mechan ism is moving freely, if it is it may be either a stretched cable or crooked mount , try re-mounting as this is the easiest thing to do, if that doesnt help then you may need to replace the cable. If the mechanism is corroded or stiff then remove the mechanism and spray with WD-40 or a similar lubricating/ freeing agent then leave it to soak in and try remounting the mechanism to see if this rectifys the problem. If the mechanism looks to be broken or severly corroded then replacing may be the only option. Goodluck!

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