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Really Difficult To Get Into Fourth Gear With Car Running Or Not

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#1 minicooperr


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Posted 17 March 2020 - 03:38 PM

Cant seem to get into fourth without really slamming it in, have recently had the gear linkage off to fit a kad but not sure what I could have done here?

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Posted 18 March 2020 - 02:26 AM

Catching the reverse gate do-dah on the selector cover plate?


What's a kad, summet made by KAD?

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Posted 18 March 2020 - 04:55 AM

If you have the rubber bellows fitted on the Shift Rod, in front of the Coupling, cut it off.

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Posted 18 March 2020 - 08:10 AM

Short shifts can cause issues with gear selections. 

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Posted 18 March 2020 - 05:11 PM

Underplate back to front? Do you stil need to lift for reverse?

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 08:20 PM

Hmm... if all you've changed is the gear stick (assuming you fitted a KAD quick shift stick?).

I've recently experienced the issue of refitting the rod change after years off the car and managed to get the yoke upside down.

The symptoms I had were gears 1 through 4 engaged but it felt sloppy - could not get reverse at all.

Not exactly what you've got but might be helpful.


Make sure the roll pins haven't drifted out and aren't fouling the diff casing.

it's a PIA but worth double checking the yoke under the gear shift isn't inverted.

This way up...



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Posted 27 March 2020 - 09:41 AM

I ended up taking it all back apart ensuring the yoke was the correct way up, cleaned and regreased and now seems to be right, not sure what I did wrong but working now 

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