I don't think the gearstick itself is stiff. All the gears are affected the same way and turning off the engine makes no difference.
Thanks for your help,
That's correct, Brian
Thank you very much for your advice. I suspected the inactivity might have caused a problem.
One more question. Can the cable be lubricated from inside the car, or is this a job for a workshop?
The workshop checked the cables and they move like butter. No resistance at all They also checked the selector arm and pivot and they were like new, no corrosion whatsoever. Luckily they only charged me for an hour's labour. But the gears are still notchy and difficult.
Yes they are the same with engine on or off.
Did you get my reply? The gears are a bit difficult with the engine on or off.
What could be wrong with the gear stick assembly?
It's the same with the engine on or off. My Haynes manual says you can adjust the gear cables. Why would you need to do that?
I would appreciate it if you would give me the diagram/pictures please.
These pictures are not opening properly.
I've only got part 6 and 7 and most of the text is off the screen,
Well the cables are adjusted now but I'm still finding gear changes a bit difficult. Surely a gearbox with only 37000 miles can't be faulty?