View Full Version : UK sprinter gear shifter loose

08-31-2018, 01:43 PM
Hi folks,

just wanted to seek some advice/suggestions.

UK 906 2008 sprinter. 6 gears, manual.

Issue: Shifter stick seems loose in its socket, causing things like the reverse switch to make contact.

LOOSE, as in when no gear is slected, you can "turn" and more the stick on it's axis. NOT left/right bac/forward but by holding the top and twisting.

I was wondering if there is anything I can do to tigthen this up and resolve this issue or is it something has worn/needs replacing??

Many Thanks.

09-01-2018, 06:34 AM
The knob on mine kept coming off. I put tape around the stick

and forced the knob back on but the spring below would eventually push it off again.

I removed the spring and it has not come off since. But it does move to the reverse position

more easily so maybe your spring is missing?