Popping out of 6th gear
My '05 Elise has developed a problem where it pops out of 6th gear. It started probably less than 500 miles ago, when I was steady state cruising in 6th. All of a sudden it popped out of gear, into Neutral. I could deliberately and put it back into 6th with slow "side then back" movement, and it would usually stay for quite a while.
This issue would continue over the next maybe 100-200 miles, popping out after a recent 5-6 gear change and then staying in with the deliberate 6th gear afterwards.
Then, it quickly got worse. The deliberate 6th stopped working to the point where it would soon pop back out.
Then, shortly after 6th gear became impossible. Now, it is to the point where I can be off throttle, do a slow and deliberate 6th gear engagement. It WILL coast in gear, but the second any throttle is applied it pops out - like immediately. But now, rather than being in just neutral it grinds until I clutch and push it all the way into neutral or into another gear. All other gears work, including Reverse.
Probably of relevance, when I bought the car it would grind going into 2nd. Both upshifts or down, and I would have to double clutch to use second. It was fixed when I had the gearbox syncros replaced shortly after purchase, maybe 2000-3000 miles ago. A trans shop did the full job, with parts from Monkeywrench racing.
More recently, I installed a LETSLA shifter linkage about 1500-1000 miles ago. It seemed to shift well for a good while, until this 6th gear issue developed.
Just today, I messed with the cable adjustments on the shifter. Adjusting the shift cable and the cross cable did not seem to have any effect.
Anybody have any ideas? I'm gonna be really upset if my syncros or something internal to the trans is broken again.
Last edited by Cburke996; 07-31-2019 at 08:02 AM.