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Sticking Gears on Seicento

My manual Seicento 899 has recently developed a fault where the car has been increasingly hard to get into gear. Reverse and 1st are the worst and when changing gears the higher the revs the harder it becomes.

Last night it became much worse and wont go into first at all and is extremely difficult in the other gears.

Does anyone have any ideas? The clutch seemed fine before with no judder or slip. Would it be anything to do with low clutch fluid/gearbox oil?

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Re: Sticking Gears on Seicento

Could be oil, but i had this same problem with a sporting and ended up replacing the gearbox
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Re: Sticking Gears on Seicento

Mmmm...... was hoping that wouldn't be the case. I've read in another thread that the clutch cable can stretch so the clutch doesn't fully disengage properly.

Any thoughts on that?

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Re: Sticking Gears on Seicento

Yes adjust the clutch, but it is likely to be on way out, you are receiving the warnings... via the gear stick.

The box is probably ok but check the oil level in the box before driving anywhere. Inspect the inner drive shaft gaiters for any oil residue. Drive way ditto.

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Re: Sticking Gears on Seicento

Thanks i'll try that.

I'll start saving for the new clutch when I'll need it!

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Re: Sticking Gears on Seicento

Clutch adjustment. It's a cable clutch, so will require adjustment throughout its life (hydraulic clutches auto adjust until they die).
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Re: Sticking Gears on Seicento

After adjusting the clutch cable, do check your gear oil level, and make sure you do it at least once a month.

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