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5th and 6th gears gone AWOL

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by mondo5341, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. mondo5341

    mondo5341 New Member

    Nov 3, 2012
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    my 2000 s3 (apy) started grinding 3rd gear when trying to select it, now i cant always get first gear and when 5th,6th are selected its like its in neutral. ive had a look at the linkage at the top of the box and 1 cable seems fairly tight while the other seems a LOT looser. does this sound like a linkage problem to anybody? the gearshift was fine until 3rd started grinding.if it does sound like a linkage ( fingers crossed, i am not religious but im willing to start ), how would i get to replace the linkage? any help would be appreciated.
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  3. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member
    VCDS Map User Audi S3

    Jan 26, 2010
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    sounds like the 5/6th selector fork has broken off meaning you cant select those gears and the broken fork is possibly fouling gears 1&3

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