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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Stuart_A3_Turbo, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. Stuart_A3_Turbo
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    Yup, this hasnt been a good week for us. Can anyone give me any idea as to why we cant get 2nd and 4th gear? All the others are fine so its the 2 gears that you pull back that we cant get. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif
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    Mmmmmm maybe the gearbox has gone? syncromesh in those gears?
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    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif this is the last thing i need, it doesnt sound like the gearbox is screwed as we still have reverse, 1,3,5 gear. Anyone know if it is a large job to do on audi's? This couldnt have been timed worse as i was about to buy sh** loads of stuff for it, thats all down the drain now.
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    maybe the AA man who came out to fix ur car pinched them ?? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked2.gif
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    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif

    At least ya made me smile /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif Well im hoping that its not gonna be a big job, or expensive cause id just planned out how to spend my 2500 quid id saved up /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif
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    Open da bonnet and have a quick look at the cables coming from the selector to the gearbox and make sure they seem ok. Have a mate change gears as u observe with a beedy eye as to what the linkage is doing. Gearbox's dont just stop working one day! SOmething must be going wrong for a while for it to break.
    U been many clutchless gear changes ?? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/idea.gif
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    U been many clutchless gear changes ??

    [/ QUOTE ] /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked2.gif i didnt know that cables for the gears were in the engine bay? what do they look like? just curious. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
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    Erm Riz they look like cables mate !! Duh !! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/fuck_you.gif
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    Erm Riz they look like cables mate !! Duh !!

    [/ QUOTE ] yeah but under the S3 bonnet theres not much cables about? which ones? do i need to take the covers off? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/fuck_you.gif
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    Yeah no probs yaar, look under ur bonnet and looking down from the top from where the airbox u will see the gearbox. Directly on top of ur gearbox u will see the linkages for the selecter cables which are directly attatched to the cables themselves.
    Any /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/idea.gif clearer ??
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    so is the gearbox in the engine bay then? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif i was just curious, always thought that the gearbox was under the gearstick or near there. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
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    Nahh Riz the engines are mounted transversly in the S3. hence the gearbox is in the engine bay.
    Go outside and have a look and all will be clear. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
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    Is this it?
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    Dats it !! good boy !! What do u do Riz? Get under da car and clean ur engine/gearbox too ?? Bit too clean for my liking ! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif
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    lol...... naaaa that was a pic i took when i first got it...... its still pretty clean now really..... i got one of those jet washer machines...... my exhausts are even better.... check em out...... they done over 16000miles
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    Funny how we take so much pride in keeping the 'arsehole' of the car looking so damn clean ! Hmmm dats sad if u think about it ! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/fuck_you.gif
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    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/dancing.gif hehe yep sure is........ mmmmmm imagine if they made a bidet for em! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif
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