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s3 wont select gears

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by kevlibstt, Sep 29, 2013.

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    hi. my sons 03 s3 wont select gears . he cant select neutral and i think its stuck in 2nd .it recently had a new clutch so its not that i dont think.kev
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    Selector fork in the gear box... its come loose... common issue but requires gearbox to be stripped to fix

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    does he need a new gear selector fork .he does have a 2000 s3 which he is stripping down so would it be easy to change the gearbox and could we do it on the drive
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    The forks are riveted onto the shafts and the rivets break... its a relatively easy fix but obvs requires the box to be taken apart to do...

    You can use the other box but being a 2000 its gonna have the ball/socket type selector ends so you will need to swap a few bits over from the old box from the changer mechanism.. the earlier S3's had a different transfer box too... it will fit but has the earlier alloy bracket rather than the later steel one...

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    thanks for the info
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