Thanks for that, heater now sorted. I have looked at the original problem again and now believe that it lies with the cable, as after disconnecting the cable at the gear lever end I was then able to move the gear stick into the full drive position. When I eventually got the cable connected again I moved the lever up and down through the gears several times as it did feel stiffer than usual. When I put the lever back into the manual drive section it stuck again. On closer inspection of the mechanism I could see that a solid bar that was attached to the lever had to mate with a square hole in the cable carrier, this was not mating properly and stopping the lever from moving out of its position. I then pulled the cable back by hand and the bar locked into place. After many more tries at changing gears the cable seemed easier and the bar now mates with a click. Is it possible to lubricate the cable as this would seem to be the problem, if so what would be the best way to proceed.
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 AT 11:26 AM