Thread: Car stuck in 2nd gear - how to fix?


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Hi all, can I pick your collective mechanical brains on this one... Driving out of my road tonight and car gearstick suddenly went all loose and then stuck in 2nd gear and ain't budging. It's a Peugeot 106 and it had been driving lovely up until now - no obvious gear or clutch problems that I'd noticed. Ain't safe to drive like this so have had to park it up at the roadside, cancel our night out and go back indoors :( Haven't got a torch or my trolley jack with me either so it's

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    Car stuck in 2nd gear - how to fix?

    Hi all, can I pick your collective mechanical brains on this one...

    Driving out of my road tonight and car gearstick suddenly went all loose and then stuck in 2nd gear and ain't budging.

    It's a Peugeot 106 and it had been driving lovely up until now - no obvious gear or clutch problems that I'd noticed.

    Ain't safe to drive like this so have had to park it up at the roadside, cancel our night out and go back indoors

    Haven't got a torch or my trolley jack with me either so it's too dark to investigate it properly tonight. Will look at it in the morning - anyone got any ideas what it might be and how to fix?

    I know there's some good mechanical brains in here - would be grateful for some advice. Ta.



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    Re: Car stuck in 2nd gear - how to fix?

    have u let it run out of gearbox oil??

    have u noticed any little leaks?

    if its seized it will be a split box from engine etc

    have u checked to see if any of ur selectors have broken or just worn right down??




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    Re: Car stuck in 2nd gear - how to fix?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargamel View Post
    Hi all, can I pick your collective mechanical brains on this one...

    Driving out of my road tonight and car gearstick suddenly went all loose and then stuck in 2nd gear and ain't budging.

    It's a Peugeot 106 and it had been driving lovely up until now - no obvious gear or clutch problems that I'd noticed.

    Ain't safe to drive like this so have had to park it up at the roadside, cancel our night out and go back indoors

    Haven't got a torch or my trolley jack with me either so it's too dark to investigate it properly tonight. Will look at it in the morning - anyone got any ideas what it might be and how to fix?

    I know there's some good mechanical brains in here - would be grateful for some advice. Ta.
    hi m8 open the bonnet look down to gearbox one of the linkages has popped off just pop it back on tie with wire then take to garage for replacement
    ::THANKS:

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    Re: Car stuck in 2nd gear - how to fix?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargamel View Post
    Hi all, can I pick your collective mechanical brains on this one...

    Driving out of my road tonight and car gearstick suddenly went all loose and then stuck in 2nd gear and ain't budging.

    It's a Peugeot 106 and it had been driving lovely up until now - no obvious gear or clutch problems that I'd noticed.

    Ain't safe to drive like this so have had to park it up at the roadside, cancel our night out and go back indoors

    Haven't got a torch or my trolley jack with me either so it's too dark to investigate it properly tonight. Will look at it in the morning - anyone got any ideas what it might be and how to fix?

    I know there's some good mechanical brains in here - would be grateful for some advice. Ta.
    It's 99% possibility that your gear linkage has broken or just disconnected from 1 of the pivotal fixing points.
    Most cases this is an easy fix so I'll keep my fingers crossed for you

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    Re: Car stuck in 2nd gear - how to fix?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Parsnip View Post
    have u let it run out of gearbox oil??

    have u noticed any little leaks?

    if its seized it will be a split box from engine etc

    have u checked to see if any of ur selectors have broken or just worn right down??
    To be honest i only got the car about a month ago from a local bodyshop/garage and coz they told me they'd just done all the filters and fluid top-ups i haven't checked the transmission oil myself - yeah i know i should!

    But I havent noticed any leaks where i've been parking and gear changing has been fine up until now.

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    Re: Car stuck in 2nd gear - how to fix?

    Sounds like a linkage problem to me, should not be too expensive to get fixed

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    Re: Car stuck in 2nd gear - how to fix?

    will take to seconds m8 put the link back on as most have said . just open the bonnet and look for this link at the back of the engine
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    Re: Car stuck in 2nd gear - how to fix?

    Does sound like selctors .... If you need new ones there are 3.... Two short and one long .... short ons are about 14.00 incl and long ones about 19

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    Re: Car stuck in 2nd gear - how to fix?

    deffo sounds like the gear selectors. done a replacement on one i had years ago once done it drove like a new car the gears were so crisp and easy to select good luck m8.by the way it was an easy job

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    Re: Car stuck in 2nd gear - how to fix?

    can you get a Peugeot out of second gear any way ? sorry really bad joke, sounds like the linkage mate...it'll be cool...


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