Gear stick not returning to centre.

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  1. Wigankev

    Wigankev New Member

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    Anyone else have this problem, when moving gear to right it goes back to centre, but when I move it left it doesn't. Anyone know a fix for this?

     
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  3. Agent_Sm1th

    Agent_Sm1th Established Member

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    It's a common problem. The return spring is broken. Jack up the car and remove the heat shield. You can then get to the spring and either replace it, or bend a new hooked end and hook it back to the fixing point.

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  4. Wigankev

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    Know where I can get replacement spring? Might get my mechanic do it as I'm planning on getting my new drive belt fitted soon.
     
  5. LiamC

    LiamC Well-Known Member

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    Mine was the same, it fell completely off but was wedged in behind the heat shield luckily so I didn't lose it. Those heat shield bolts will likely have welded themselves on so plenty of wd for getting them off

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    Nissan or scrappers. Like I said, I just bent a new end on the existing one.

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  7. Wigankev

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    I'd do it myself but I've only got the small car jack which was provided with my car when I bought it. So won't be able get under car.
     
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  9. LiamC

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    It's probably still under there hanging by one end or jammed behind the heat shield. Check that first because there's no point buying other random crap

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  10. Wigankev

    Wigankev New Member

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    Don't have ramps. I'm taking it to mechanic on Monday. I just hope the current spring can be rehooked.
     
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  12. LiamC

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    Yeah I'd say it's still there. My car and my friends march had the same problem, spring will probably just be there and need a new end

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    Update: Took car to mechanic and there is no spring there. So I'm in need of a return spring.
     
  14. Wigankev

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    Ordered spring from Nissan. Just picked it up now, was £10.58, part number : 34573-2F000
     
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    Cheap fix then.
     
  16. 1275

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    Oh I never knew they did that :oops: I just use my arm to change gear :p
     
  17. LiamC

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    Never knew they return to the centre? I know micras are basic but they're not that bad

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    You'll be telling me you can buy cars without a gear stick next :eek:
     
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    I heard that they also do cars without any engine in. Witchcraft, that's what it is.

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  20. LiamC

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    That would be utter madness wouldn't it, sure how would that even happen. There must be a little lad in the gearbox doing it for you instead

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    Buddy of mine met a geezer in a lay by to buy his motor, didn't try it - just bought it.
    The geezer left, my mate jumped in the car ...wouldn't start.
    He opened the bonnet - no engine ...true story :rolleyes:
     
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  22. Klink

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    Almost had to scrap mine before my son officially handed me the keys...
    There was so much rust under the Twister it cost £350 to put right. The whole drivers sill including seat belt anchor point. Re-gassed the aircon was an extra £40. Aircon in a motor with no electric windows or power steering.
    Oh yeh, an optional extra worth having. Boy does that drag what little power it has, down. :rolleyes:
     
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    I had aircon in a twister that I had ....just took it out ...or should say cut all the pipes out of it.
    But then again my twister was a 1.4 - awesome little thing.
     

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