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My Audi 1.4t petrol manual doesn't engage into the 5th and

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My Audi 1.4t petrol manual doesn't engage into the 5th and 6th gears, why?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  Robert replied 1 month ago.

Hi..there..

Does it go into every other gear besides the ones its doesnt?

How does the gearstick feel - is it loose or stiff etc?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
does go from 1st to 4th then when I try to change into 5th he gets back to 4th again
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
the same with 6th
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
the gearstick feels the same
Expert:  Robert replied 1 month ago.

Ok..

Sounds like an issue on the gear selectors cables..you have 2 cables that lead from the gearstick to the transmission..so one cable does 1-4 the other does 5-R..if one of those cables pops off or breaks then you wont get certain gears to select..you only get one side of the gate..ideally you want to be checking the gearbox selector mechanisim that cables attact too..then have someone inthe car operate the gearstick..if no movement is seen to engage 4th and upwards then its likely the cables for that side of the gate has broken..the repair normally means getting both cables replaced.and usually this is dealer aquired..so you'll need to find someone verfiy as above then fit new cables in and that should sort it out..hope this helps