After some of your wisdom, year 2000, Diesel, Manual,
Driving to work this week, lost 5th and reverse! Give the gear lever a good yank and all gears back but now the gearlever flops around, it is way too loose
Seen a post somewhere about this sometime back, so dismantled the centre console, lots of trim....
After removing the rubber gaiters on the gearstick, i could see the problem; each side of the gearlever there is a spring loaded ball plunger, on the 5th gear & reverse side the ball had fallen out, luckily just lying on the bottom of the remote shift unit, carefully retrieved the ball, phew
Using a small set of pipe grips i managed to unscrew the ball plunger unit until it fell out, good
So you would think just purchase new part, fit and be happy, but i cannot find the part number as the gearbox remote unit was only available as a complete unit, crazy
It is M22 fine or maybe 7/8 UNF i will clarify thread type and about 30mm long with a slot in it
Has anybody got a part number or source for these?
Sorry for waffling