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URGENT HELP Gearbox Stuck in Second, 1000 kms to go

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One of our new members has flown to Adelaide from Sydney. He's on his way back with his new 260 and with 1,000 kms to go his gearbox got stuck first in 4th gear and then soon after in 2nd where it's really stuck. He's tried force but it's not budging. Clutch works fine.

 

Any tips? He has an assortment of tools with him and will be staying the night somewhere. He obviously doesn't want to take it apart in the parking lot.

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Sounds like the main selector fork has moved out of the gate.

I'm afraid it's a gearbox out job :(

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Bugger. Well at least he can get home. Does he run the risk of screwing up the box running in 2nd for that distance? He's not going to revving it too much but even so, it's a lot of ground to cover.

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A 1000k's in second gear.....he's joking right....drive train, engine strain, fatigue, impatience, other road users, hills, the shits, days to get home...officer plod and constable dribble will throw him off the road quicker than he can say what are you stopping me for.....

 

Good Luck....Id be looking for a car carrier.......

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I presume he is driving a 240z I had similar problems in a Datsun 2000 Sports many moons ago and the selectors move back because either the clip or lock nut have come loose. I would persist driving a little to see if he can release it out of 2nd while moving with some force and at least get it into fourth gear that is what I did it gave the clutch a hammering on the trip home and you have to allow for hills etc in your driving. When he pulls the selectors out make sure he puts a lock nut back on properly torqued and with a lock pin through the nut or shaft .......worked for me...Lynton 8)

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i had a similar thing happen to me in my 260 2+2, i ended up pulling realy hard on the gear shifter and had somone push on the front of my car it took a bit of shaking back and forth and it finaly came unstuck, i have yet to have it happen again give this a try it might work it might not.

 

 

cheers pauly

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Driving 1000Kms with only 2nd Gear?!

 

What Zed is he driving?

 

A 260 2 seater he picked up from Adelaide. I'm sure he'll post up pics as soon as he gets back. It's OldManZ.

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Happened in my car with the old gear box, I found that if i 'KAGAROOD' it while pulling on the gear lever I was able to budge it, better he get's it into third than second.

Rev.

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Sounds like the pin that holds the selector fork has broken.

 

Happend to me a calder with my racecar and I was stuck in second.

 

I now double roll pin them

 

Ash

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i made it back to sydney in 2nd gear, 1974 260z unbreakable 1080 km later no oil usage driving between 70 - 80 km/h  tied now will post pics and rwrite up tomorrow night

 

thanks george for the post

 

thanks guys for the info i tried all the tricks mentioned without any luck

 

 

 

 

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Dam......... :o

 

what a mission, well done.

 

 

 

 

Bet your glad to be home, ;)

 

was a adventure  glad to be home safe and sound

 

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thats a bit technical for me,(haha) i will try something later this arvo or have to wait til my son does them tonight

 

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pics from the trip. they just got to sydney and on the tow truck to save the tranny/engine from more abuse.

 

thanks goerge i will post more pic's when i get home

 

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Looks great! Is that a late model 76-77 one? Looks like you have found a nice car to start with.. well done.

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When do we get to see it.....There's talk it might be tonight.

 

Keep me posted..

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Nice zed. How much did you get it for? 1974 260 2 seaters are prob the most sought after. Low chassis no too. Nice. ;D

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