[ROVERNET - UK] Shifting Problem (post for friend)

Vern Klukas vern at inkspotco.com
Tue Feb 27 20:25:41 GMT 2007

I'm presuming the car is a P6?

On the blocked shifts into gear, any teeth grinding (actually syncro 
grinding) while trying to do it or is the lever just impossible to 
move? Any unusual noises, in particular occasional short, very 
high-pitched shrieks?

My first thought is some kind of clutch problem. After that, a failed 
"main shaft spigot" bearing could give the symptoms, but that would 
be quite the noisy gearbox.

If there are no bad noises, next thing to look at is the shift 
mechanism itself, a fairly Rube Goldberg affair with plenty of room 
for derangement, and there is lots of rubber to swell and rot.


>My friend (he is the guy that had that green TC racer on eBay a few 
>weeks ago) is having the following problem -- I quote:
>"The symptoms are it shifts fantastic from a cold start and then 
>after about 5 minutes it becomes difficult to shift from any engine 
>speed, and after about 10 minutes it will let you out of a gear but 
>not back into a gear such as shifting from 2 to 3 or 3rd to 4th or 
>vice versa. Sometimes I have had to pull over and start from a 
>standing start and working my way up thru the gears."
>The clutch cylinders are fine -- lots of clutch throw.  I have never 
>heard of the gearboxes having problems after driving a while.  What 
>do you think?
>Thank you,
>p.s.  Does anybody have a spare Lucas 3AW warning lamp control that 
>I could purchase?
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