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Old 03 Dec 2010, 01:27 pm
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Default lost third gear ????????

When i was driving around today i lost the third gear.
Its just like it is in neutral.
All other gears are working like they should.
I am driving a 2003 Base PT with manual transmission.

I hope someone can tell me wat is going on in my gearbo

Camiel from Holland
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Old 03 Dec 2010, 10:38 pm
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Default Re: lost third gear ????????

I presume you have a Manual Transmission?
maybe one of the bushings, is your gearstick feeling loose? (you should be able to manouvre the stick about 1 inch without getting friction, any more may be a bad bushing).

I have the same in reverse. Sometimes I need to hard-slam the gearstick into place for it to work.
Still haven't figured out why.

I also notice on my PT2003, MT, that at certain speeds certain gears are blocked. Any speed above 20mph blocks me from entering into the first gear.
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Old 07 Dec 2010, 01:41 pm
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Default Re: lost third gear ????????

Thank you Pro Digit for your answer.

Yes, i have a manual transmission. And my stick moves about 1 inch when it is in a gear .It also shifts into a gear with no friction, just as it schould be.

The third gear is just like it is in neutral. Could there be a problem with the linkage to the gearbox ?

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