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S3 - Gearstick not centring

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Rice, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. Rice
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    The gearstick in my S3 isnt going back to centre when i push it from one side to the other.
    Ive looked at the linkages at the gearbox ends and it seems like its sticky at that end.

    Question is, if i go ahead and take it apart, will it be easy to reassemble in the same place? Dont want to be selecting the wrong gears!

    I guess this is a fairly common problem and can be rectified by greasing up the pin that the linkage moves on ontop of the gearbox?
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  2. Rice
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    Taken a photo of it to demonstrate what im going on about. This is a photo of the linkage on my golf as its the same, but easier to see.

    The pivot point with the red lines to is what i think needs greasing. Theres nothing in the gearbox that would be stopping the movement on the gearstick left to right is there?

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    Lather it in WD40 or equivalent and work the stick.
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