My soob sat at a park and ride for 6 days and when I got back in to drive away, a weird thing started happening.
A weird grinding/jingling noise is coming from the shifter, especially pronounced when I shift. The noise goes away when accelerating and comes back when decelerating. Seems like something is dragging at first. Then I realize that I can move the shifter up and down (vertically) about 2 inches like a VW, but not). Hmm... something definitely broke/came loose in the the shifter.
I did some searching on the forums and it sounds like it could be bushings or a spring (or both)?? I am going to pull off the console cover and shifter boot but I'm not really familiar make the parts underneath. Anybody have any suggestions on what the prob. might be and what to look for? Is there a reason this would have happened so suddenly?
It's an EA82T with a 5 speed manual trans.
Thanks in advance!
Edited by mjcee, 30 November 2009 - 11:41 AM.