Hey everyone, firstly, i would like to say hello, im new to the forum, well, posting anyway as I have been reading the forum for a while now but not posting. And secondly, sorry for the long post!!
My problem... (Car: 2001 AMK S3)
I was just driving along and went to change from 3rd to 4th, not driving hard, just normal going on, it felt like there was no resistance whatsoever when i changed to 4th and when i released the clutch, it was still in 3rd gear (yes in the gear leaver position for 4th!)
I then tried 5th and it ground like puting the car into reverse while moving forward (no i havent done that myself, but have seen it done )
6th was the same, just wouldnt go in......
I decided to limp it home in 3rd and whilst driving, i found when the gearlever was in neutral position, it was still in 3rd!!!
When i arrived home, and was stationary, i tried reverse, it felt like it went in ok but when releasing the clutch, it almost felt like the front wheels wanted to go forward and the rears, back, or maybe a better way to describe...... when i released the clutch and the car seemed to tense up and not move anywhere (whereas say in 3rd 4th or even 5th, if u tried to pull away, it wud atleast try to move forward if that makes sense?)
Im completely gutted as i havent had the car more than 2 months
Im hoping its maybe the gear change mech, are the cables prone to breaking??? Or is that a long shot and its something more critical like bust selectors in the gearbox i'm now hoping its dry tomorrow so i can have a better look.
Id really apreciate any input or knowledge of any common problems that may tie in with whats happening on my car.
Thanks very much, James