Just a quicky, hoping someone might know my issue...
Got in the car this evening to nip to the shop before closing so I've food for my night shifts over Christmas. Found that I couldn't select reverse. Further checking proved I couldn't select any gear.
Car is a 3.2 6 speed manual 54 plate. It's been perfectly fine up until now but I suspect my last journey home caused the issue. Had to wade through quite a deep puddle on the way home from work this morning, as in 6-8 inches deep for a good 60 meters or so. The car got through okay and I carried on my way. When I came to a stop later on, after a minute or two of driving and changing gear, I noticed a slight judder when pulling away, as if I'd put it in third accidentally. It was in first though and after declutching to stop the judder I was able to pull away fine and the rest of the 10 minute journey home was trouble free.
So I'm suspecting the water has somehow caused the problem. No warning symbols are lit on the dash, car starts fine and everything else works okay. I can put the car in any gear when the engine is off but all gears are blocked with engine on. When I try to put it into gear it just hits a stop and I can feel a slight 'pull' on the engine, as if it's trying to slip into gear.
Not content with working nights, I'm now stuck with walking to the shops and having to ride my bike to work in the rain, merry bloomin' Christmas