my miss has a late 2004 cooper and we have noticed lately that its getting harder to put into 5th gear all other gears are ok. does anybody have any idea what it could be. it has the later type gearbox in
all sorted now if anybodys interested if they have a tight or stiff gear change i removed the airbox in the engine bay and greased all the linkage cables to the gearbox and now it drives like its had a brand new gearbox all gears click into place job took about half hour to do
hope you don't mind me bringing up your old thread again... but would you mind giving me a bit more of a guide? I'm a complete novice, but as long as its a matter of lubricating/greasing, then i'm pretty sure i can handle it... just not sure where i'm looking under the engine to find the linkages? I've read you have to take the battery & Battery holder out, and the airbox is underneath that, is that correct?
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