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Help cars ****ed and stuck in motorway services

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Paddya3turbo, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Paddya3turbo
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    Right guys drove back from Twickenham towards S****horpe this evening and I say towards as I'm not ****ing there yet !!!!
    Bloody gear box or selector or ****ing something has gone lol !! I'v gotta laugh about it or il get out the car get my lump hammer out the boot and turn this piece of **** into scrap and buy a ****ing impreza like I should have done ,,,,,,,,

    Right I'm calm , so I'v been sat in 5th gear nearly all the way but slow for traffic , when I go for 4th it won't go in without holing the gear stick there till I release the clutch ??? Same with 2nd ??? 1st,3rd,5th seem to be normal or what I perceive as normal !

    I could make it the rest of the way but if I'm gonna make it worse and end up with no fecking gears please let me know lol (ASAP)
    i don't think it's gear box coz if I hold gear stick in position till I release the clutch it goes in the gear !

    Anyone that can help its much appreciated and the sooner the better it's already cost me a fortune for a ****ing wannabe burker king in the services lol
    cheers
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    [Jun 14, 2012]
    Can you possibly swear any more?
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    [Jun 14, 2012]
    I probably could yeah
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    [Jun 14, 2012]
    I think given the circumstances, it's acceptable, and good thing the swear filter works! :laugh:


    Can't help with your problem paddy, but good luck mate!
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    [Jun 14, 2012]
    Sounds like the selector is fecked. but im no expert
    Drive home, but not like you stole it.
    Try using the gears you perceive to be ok
    Good Luck
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    [Jun 14, 2012]
    You should be ok in one gear on the motorway anyway just take it steady, have you looked to see if a linkage as popped off on the box ?
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    I wouldnt know where to start lmao , I'm home now anyway but if someone could give us a clue as to where I should be looking il have a look in morning !
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    [Jun 15, 2012]
    Yea id say linkage,if you have to hold it in place,it's on top of your gearbox,there will be a metal peice on top the box,with two cables coming of it,make sure the cables are secure still,the metal peice will move though so check it with engine of.
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    Also under gear stick,onto the box and under gearstick there are plastic peices that are used so could be it.
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    [Jun 15, 2012]
    i vote linkage/cable ends too.
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    [Jun 15, 2012]
    ****ing cars do **** you of sometimes,****ing **** ****er ****
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    [Jun 15, 2012]
    were you checking the filter worked?... good job
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    Yes its a family website id be banned otherwise,or a website with old grumpy men that like to say **** and sometimes ****ing now and again
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    [Jun 15, 2012]
    I love that you can't even type s c u n thorpe properly as it filters out what it thinks is a swear word!
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    You won't believe this but the car Is fine !!! A twisted bit of steel that held the air filter up had come loose and was lodged somewhere stoping me from engaging the 2 gears !!! Dropped out on road after a bit of rattling , went back down the road and found it !!! All is well again lol
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    ​Excellent news. :) x
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    s c u n thorpe is a swear word
    have you ever been its ****ed up
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    [Jun 15, 2012]
    Great diagnosis and recovery ... Lump Hammer back in the toolbox then :salute:
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    HAHA!!!

    Was just testing ;)
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