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Manual - Gear stick does not do anything

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Hi!

I have a BMW 523i Manual, The car has now picked up an issue.

When the car is running you can move the gearstick into any gear with/without the clutch is in and the car won't go into gear.

I'm just wondering if this is a small issue or more than likely a bigger issue.

 

Any help is appriciated

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1 hour ago, Caolan said:

Hi!

I have a BMW 523i Manual, The car has now picked up an issue.

When the car is running you can move the gearstick into any gear with/without the clutch is in and the car won't go into gear.

I'm just wondering if this is a small issue or more than likely a bigger issue.

 

Any help is appriciated

Describe it little more exactly. You can't engage in any gear while stationary with running engine. You can switch gears when moving. Can you switch gears with engine off? 

 

To me sounds like clutch issue. I would start with check if there enough brake fluid, because it's used for clutch cilinders as well. If that's not the issue, then need to understand is it gearbox, clutch or clutch cylinder issue.

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Did it happen suddenly or has the change got worse?

 

Has feel at the lever changed?

 

Had a CV joint fail on a 944 once you could select all gears but not drive as the shaft with the broken CV was spinning uselessly!

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