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#1 Dave..57

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 10:38 AM

I bought a 98 Verona 1800 recently, two careful owners service history and only 56000 miles, It's In great condition so I'd like to keep on top of things If I can.
The only thing I can fault It on Is selecting second and reverse gear, when used for the first time second gear Is a bit stiff to engage but gets easier after a while, reverse Is a bit stiff to engage permanently.
It's not really a problem but I cant see It getting any better and you do need to wiggle the stick and sometimes use a bit of force.
Is this a clutch problem or does It sound like the linkage. I have a garage and manual and I've done a bit of mechanical stuff In the past, does this sound like something I could tackle myself or something more serious.
I was paid off recently so DIY would be my best option...........Thanks.

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#2 mintalkin

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 03:24 PM

the gear selection will get better as the oil warms up, first thing would be to check the oil level and even think about a oil change. also check the linkage for any missalignment.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:01 PM

the gear selection will get better as the oil warms up, first thing would be to check the oil level and even think about a oil change. also check the linkage for any missalignment.


Thanks I'll change the oil and see If It helps.


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