Had a replacement engine with 65,000 on clock fitted to my A3 8L after the old one died.
When I collected it from the mechanic everything seemed fine. Sounded crisper etc as would be expected but I immediately noticed the gear stick felt really loose - almost a tad wobbly. Naively thought this was normal.
Had it out a few times since. Yesterday I pulled out of a junction and onto motorway. Got into third and then could no longer change gear.
Had to drive home in 3rd - which was great fun.
Cannot get it out of 3rd gear. Will be going back to mechanic tomorrow. Before I do I just wondered if anyone knew what the cause would be here. Definitely appears related to the recent work done.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!