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Old 20-12-2005   #1
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Gear stick problem

Probably not specific to Stilos but not being a gearbox expert thought I would ask. Gearstick does not spring back to line up with third and fourth gears. Is this simple to fix or is it gonna cost me? All advice greatly appreciated.
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Re: Gear stick problem

Gear selector on top of gearbox needs lubricating plus a bit of filing due to the shaft and sleeve being too tight.
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Re: Gear stick problem

Would gear stick that is real stiff to move accross the neutral area be the same problem? Mines been sitting for 3 weeks, and now its real bad.
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Re: Gear stick problem

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Would gear stick that is real stiff to move accross the neutral area be the same problem? Mines been sitting for 3 weeks, and now its real bad.
Possibly - the problem is more associated with Abarth's and Jtd's as they have a higher torque gearbox which is different to the 1.8's.
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thanks. I guess I'll havea look, or else it'll be off to the garage, and I'll be told I need a new gearbox or something.
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Re: Gear stick problem

Getting back on this, it seems the problem is more obvious when you don't drive the car for a long time.

Both my stilos were affected, I used to thing this was only an issue with my father's stilo, but it seems mine has done the same after some 2 weeks on not driving it. If you drive the car long enought it would eventually work fine again, but it always comes back if you don't drive the car for some time.

Does anyone know what exactly needs to be lubricated?

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