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Series 2 gear box trouble, help

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by Desert Driver, Oct 11, 2020.

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  1. Desert Driver

    Desert Driver Member

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    I am having problems with shifting red knob gear when the plug and spring plunger are put in. it seems the only position that it allows me to screw in the plug is with the gear in the back position but once in i cant shift it? is there an intermediate position as on the diagram in the workshop manual it shows 3 groves on the selector shaft.

    or is there a trick to it
     

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    tottot Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure that was the spring that came out ?
     
  3. Desert Driver

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    yes I am but its really hard to screw it down, so i now you have me wondering
     
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    use a speed brace or ratchet and longish extension
     
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    Are you trying to shift it with the lever, or just pulling the rod - (that would be difficult)?
     
  6. Desert Driver

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    sorry for late reply, all sorted now but was pulling with lever. it turns out the plug i was sold had a shoulder inside and so didnt allow me to compress the spring enough to get the thread to bite...
     
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    That would do it!
     
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    thats the detent plug from 1st 2nd selector on series 3 box top , they look the same apart from hole depth
     
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