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Lotus Elise Manual gearbox wont go into desired gear
My manual Lotus Elise gearbox won't get into gear?
If your Lotus Elise is a manual, there are many reasons why the gearbox could have trouble shifting into the desired gear, the most common are:
Clutch system - The clutch connects the engine of the vehicle to its wheels. And, when you press the clutch with the foot, it disconnects the engine. There are various different parts of the clutch. The pedal connects to a hydraulic system which includes a master cylinder and slave cylinder, the slave cylinder connects to a clutch fork which connects to the clutch and pressure plates. If any of these parts are not working correctly they can make it difficult to change into the desired gear.
Synchroniser ring - The synchronizer ring makes it effortless to change gears if one of the teeth are damaged or malfunctioning it could make changing gears difficult
Gears - If the Lotus Elise gears are damaged or not functioning properly
Hub sleeve - The hub sleeve engages the gears and if it is not moving freely it could make it hard to shift.
You could have trouble trying to shift into gear, there could be a whining noise or a clunking noise or in the case of the clutch, it could have a burning smell or it could be hard to push in.
Depending on whether it's internal or external to the gearbox will make a difference in what's required for the repair and the cost.
If you don't get your gearbox repaired when you start to notice an issue changes gears on your Lotus Elise you could lose drive completely or cause more internal damage.