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Old 26th-June-2008, 21:30
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Question Stiff gears

Hi we own a freelander 1.8 petrol s reg and it's developed a problem with the gears 80% of the time they are fine but if you do several short trips the gears stiffen to the point where the only way you can select 1st gear is to turn the engine off and put it into 1st this doesn't solve the problem just allows you to get home. I seems to be worse when its the weather is hotter. I've taken it to a garage and they seem to think it could be that it has had the wrong gear oil put in it and when it heats up the oil is thickening? I'm not to sure that i agree with this theory. Can anyone shed any light on this for me?
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Old 26th-June-2008, 22:14
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Default Re: Stiff gears

clutch adjustment. . . . .maybe
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Old 26th-June-2008, 23:05
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Whats that and how can i adjust it ?
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Old 28th-June-2008, 15:00
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try changing the gearbox oil and while your at it change the ird oil as well. did mine last weekend, the oil in both looked like drinking chocolate bwhen it came out and only has 65k on the clock.
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Old 3rd-July-2008, 22:59
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Also try greasing the gear change linkages. There a quite a few from the gear lever to the gearbox.
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Old 6th-July-2008, 11:08
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Default Re: Stiff gears

The problem is the clutch and slave cylinder goes faulty ive changed mine for 60 quid off ebay only took 30 mins to changed and its like driving a different car now ive done it.
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Old 6th-July-2008, 17:38
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Also worth changing the slave cylinder bracket only cost around 8, as its been said before I have changed the cylinders & the bracket and its like a new car!!

Martin
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Old 31st-July-2008, 10:13
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if you shop around i had mine part of the kit
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Old 31st-July-2008, 18:49
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Its the head gasket. It always is.

Failing that is the VCU OK cos winding up the transmission would tighten up the box.
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Old 31st-July-2008, 18:51
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Default Re: Stiff gears

Just read the thread again

The oil thickens when it gets hot!!!!!!!!!!! What!!!!!!!!!!

Now some smart arse is going to come on here and say that there are lots of oils that do that.
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