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irish sprinter
02-19-2013, 04:05 PM
05 313 cdi manual transmission

a few weeks ago i start having problems getting in and out of gear. i would have to pull and push really hard to get her in and out of gear then all of a sudden it freeded up. now it goses in and out of gear fine. but since that happened there is no spring in the nutrual position so say when you are going from second to third you have to pull the gear stick over youself and sometimes you miss the gear that you are going for as there is free play in the nutrual position and no spring to guide you. Any help with this will be great .Thanks Mark

02-19-2013, 06:13 PM
Pretty sure all 2000 onwards have dash mounted sticks with bowden cables to the gearbox?
Have you looked under the gaiter to see if there is anything obvious there?
My car gear change uses bowden cables and I know there is no spring in the gearstick assembly, it is all done in the selector at the gearbox end, which is likely to be a specialist job, but maybe not - hang around, someone might have experience of opening one up.

Eric Experience
02-20-2013, 10:16 AM
The spring is in the selector assembly in the top of the box. What has probably happened is you have grit in your in your dust shield and forcing the lever you have sprung the spring clip behind the lever assemble that holds the cable outer. Do a search on "changing gear cables " and you will find out how to fix it. Eric.

Altered Sprinter
02-20-2013, 10:44 AM
PDF gear linkages.50538
Cheers Richard

irish sprinter
02-22-2013, 01:42 AM
thanks lads ill take it apart as soon as i get time and let you know how i get on.:thumbup:

irish sprinter
09-05-2013, 04:55 PM
thanks lads ill take it apart as soon as i get time and let you know how i get on.:thumbup:

hi lads just got time to have a look at this. I took off the gear leaver and all seems fine with it. can somebody post a diagram of the inside of a manual gearbox were the cables enter it so I can see what I need to sort . Thank you Mark

12-07-2016, 09:13 AM
Hi Irish sorry to grave dig, did you ever get inside the gearbox and remove the play?