Question about Mtd Garden
All of a sudden my gear lever has gone all sloppy and it is making it hard to select right gear. ForwardsBackwards. still works but it's not nice and stiff like it used to be.
Posted by Anonymous on
Sounds like the transmission is about to go i had a 1999 MTD and myshifter acted the same way just before it gave out be looking for a new or used one i bought a used one about $ 70.00 used for 4 yrs before i sold it and it was still working.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It should feel pretty tight, but germans (vw audi bmw porsche mb) put a lot of rubber bits in the linkage and when the rubber wears out, there is more play.
If you want to fix it yourself, check with the folks at blauparts.com for parts and advise on this. They have OEM VW and Audi parts and they run a first rate repair shop also. They will be able to tell you what rubber shift linkage parts are available AND how hard they are to replace.
germanautoparts.com is good for parts also
Dealship is usually most expensive for OEM parts.
Good luck, when you get the rubber stuff replaced, it should feel nice and tight
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
There is a pin that goes through the shifter that hold it in place, along with a spring just inside where the end of the shifting lever is, that makes the lever "return" after you pull it back to shift. These springs can break and bind up. Take a look at both.
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
Get the clutch slave cylinder and master cylinder looked at.One of the 2 has failed.If the pedal goes to the floor or is very loose,this is very likely the cause.Not an expensive fix.Hope this helps
Posted on Jan 10, 2010
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sounds like perished gear links,situated at the back of the gearbox on the left hand side,at the end of the gear rods there are 2 links that are fastened (push on)by ball socket vulcanised,one for reverse and other for forward gears try this first 5 minute job.
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
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