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Didn't get info on which car or van your working on but a lot of gearchanges can jam due to heavy handed gear changes check top of gearbox turret remove screws se if end of gearchange stick has broken off remove and look inside box get large screwdriver and lever cutouts in selectors and lever into line and if stick not broken then refit some ford transit turrets seize and stick in gear lubrication is the answer also transit has a crosspin that snaps needs retapped if cable or lever make sure not seized
Unlees you have had a loss of gear oil this is unusual.
I would first remove the linkage on the gearbox and see i i could manually move the shifter. Obviously, if i could, then the fault is in the shift rods or lever.
If the gear shift on the bix is jammed, the box will gave to come out for strip down and inspect or get another gearbox.
Hi all, I have a 2002 Renault Megane 1.6 Convertible and experienced exactly the same fault. Needed a team effort but we found a very easy quick fix to this problem. If you take the plastic cover off from under the gear shifter, you will notice a release button covered by a rubber cover. Pressing this release button allows the gear shifter to move from its locked/jammed position. (This is not the fix but it helps with the fix). If you are fortunate enough to have a 2nd person available, have them poke their head under the bonnet to watch the Gearbox cable move....while you are shifting the gear shifter inside the vehicle. Your partner will see that a cable with a plastic locking device (right hand side of the engine cover) has popped off the shifter for the transmission. Move the shifter until you can physically put the plastic locking device back on the shifter mechanism and your all good to go. No need for that new gearbox that you might have been quoted on!! An easy fix that I am surprised no mechanically minded professional/body in the world has volunteered the solution to. I wonder why????
OK, I assume that the autobox is stuck in first and you have two possible problems. Firstly, the shift value in the shift value block is stuck thus continually selecting first gear, or the speed sensor within the auto box is seized. Both these problems is as a result of not having the gearbox oil changed as per the recommended service intervals. Firstly, identify the colour of oil on the auto tarns dip-stick - if it's black, you need to change the oil in the autobox. After you have done this, drive the car in first for a few miles to circulate the new oil and after the vehicle is at normal operating temperture, go as fast as you can in first gear. What this is doing is maximising the load on the speed sensor in the gearbox and by increasing the speed it might just unseaze and change into the other gears. The other thing to do is a stall test, but I suggest that you have a Honda Dealer do this. Best regards, Scottech