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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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Honda Jazz 2005 recently purchased. On first long run on return

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Honda Jazz 2005 recently purchased. On first long run on return journey popped out of 5th gear twice at 70mph. I drove around 60mph for the rest of the journey and no problem. How serious could this be? Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes I am still waiting for a reply. Please get back to me as soon as possible
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
Hello when a gear lever pops out of gear its usually down to the gear shift cables being maladjusted and check the gear linkage for any worn bushes or pivots as any lost motion means reduced effort at the gearbox and replace as necessary. Ideally have your assistant move the gear lever with you watching the linkage and see if you can spot where there is any excessive play or lost motion.also 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 in more extreme cases it can be a problem with the gearbox internals - namely with the detent spring in the gear shift hub ( that holds it in gear) this can sometimes be solved by replenishing the gear oil with fresh
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Matt I will discuss with
my garage
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
understoodjust get back to me on this post