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post #1 of 13 Old 02-24-2014, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
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Shift issue

Last time I took the car out I couldn't shift into fourth or fifth. The box moves fine between reverse, first, second and third but the lever won't move over into the four five plane. There doesn't seem to be anything in the shift lever well but I haven't taken the gate plate off yet to check more closely.

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With the engine off, I'd remove the gate and see if you can feel your way into 4th and 5th (while the clutch is depressed). The linkage might be slightly mis-aligned and the gate is preventing you from getting over far enough to grab 4th and 5th (which share the same fork).

If that doesn't shed some light, you'll probably have to drop the gearbox pan and look at the forks themselves. Sometimes a bolt can come close - occasionally due to a broken lock washer - and the fork moves out of alignment. It's a pretty simple setup so a little patience and it'll be good as new.
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With the engine off, I'd remove the gate and see if you can feel your way into 4th and 5th (while the clutch is depressed). The linkage might be slightly mis-aligned and the gate is preventing you from getting over far enough to grab 4th and 5th (which share the same fork).

If that doesn't shed some light, you'll probably have to drop the gearbox pan and look at the forks themselves. Sometimes a bolt can come close - occasionally due to a broken lock washer - and the fork moves out of alignment. It's a pretty simple setup so a little patience and it'll be good as new.
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I took the gate off and was able to access fourth and fifth. Gate back on problem returned.
Gate off, linty lube wiped from base of shifter lever and now could get (stiffly) into four and five with the gate. A short drive removed the stiffness. Now I'd like to clean the the joint more thoroughly but I'm not sure how is best.

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Too much sun tan lotion got into the shifter....eh?

The best way would be to remove the assembly from the car; disassemble, clean and remove the now fossilized grease and start over. Realistically, you should be able to clean most of the goop out "in situ" perhaps with the aide of some saturated rags with brake parts cleaner...and re-lube the lower ball socket.

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Too much sun tan lotion got into the shifter....eh?

The best way would be to remove the assembly from the car; disassemble, clean and remove the now fossilized grease and start over. Realistically, you should be able to clean most of the goop out "in situ" perhaps with the aide of some saturated rags with brake parts cleaner...and re-lube the lower ball socket.

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Sun tan lotion?
We don't need no stinkin sun tan lotion.


Thanks, does it come out from above or below?
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Shifter assembly comes out the top, after the interior bits are removed. I'll be outside today working on my frostbite...

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Shifter assembly comes out the top, after the interior bits are removed. I'll be outside today working on my frostbite...
Thanks.

So flooding is no longer a concern?

Sounds like an improvement.
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So flooding is no longer a concern?
No, we're back into the 20s again, with everything frozen. I'm getting so tired of the cold. There's been talk around here about relocating to a warmer climate...Lori's got family in Texas and I'm thinking about Florida. The Caribbean would be nice, but I don't think that they're many Ferraris in Barbaros...

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"No, we're back into the 20s again, with everything frozen. I'm getting so tired of the cold. There's been talk around here about relocating to a warmer climate...Lori's got family in Texas and I'm thinking about Florida. The Caribbean would be nice, but I don't think that they're many Ferraris in Barbaros..."




Now, if Ferrari made dogsleds you'd be in good shape in NH...here in Coastal Central California we prefer the versions with rubber tires, no dogs, just horsepower. Average temperatures in winter, 55 F; in summer, 65 F. And if you really, really like heat, try Death Valley, at 130+ F in the Summer. Only a 300 mile, 5 hour drive away from LA.


On the other hand, if you already have a working dogsled, if you insist, you can run around the High Sierras in Winter. If there's any snow, that is. Not much right now. So sad!


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Thanks Rich. I'm feeling much better now...I'm thinking that you probably don't need an F355-powered snowblower out there, either?

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No, we're back into the 20s again, with everything frozen. I'm getting so tired of the cold. There's been talk around here about relocating to a warmer climate...Lori's got family in Texas and I'm thinking about Florida. The Caribbean would be nice, but I don't think that they're many Ferraris in Barbaros...
There are none.
I've checked annually.

However one of the worlds great Ferrari collectors has a "small" getaway there.

If there's anything I can do to help you relo here let me know.
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Thanks Rich. I'm feeling much better now...I'm thinking that you probably don't need an F355-powered snowblower out there, either?


If you want to relocate, call me. I have an idea.
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Thanks Rich. I'm feeling much better now...I'm thinking that you probably don't need an F355-powered snowblower out there, either?
Who doesn't need a F335 powered snowblower?

For one of those I might move back.
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