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The gear lever on my Renault Kangoo Van suddenly became "floppy"

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The gear lever on my Renault Kangoo Van suddenly became "floppy" and could not select gear. The vehicle stuck in third gear. Is it a problem with the gear linkage and can it be easily rectified

this sounds like an issue with the gear linkage cables

So check along the cable lengths for any damage or signs of heavy wear / fretting, if you find any replace the cable. There may be some adjustment on the cable tension at the gearbox end (depending on the year) and the cable should be tensioned so there is a minimum of slack but not so its taught

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