Now i didn't expect to be calling the AA out on my Civic, but on Friday night on the way home from work, i was proven otherwise...to date its been 51100 trouble free miles.
The fault occur whilst in motion. Driving at normal road speed, when i had to slow down with traffic and I naturally went to move into 2nd gear, from third. To my surprise the gear stick would not move over - it was if it went totally stiff and blocked off.
I continued on for a little while using 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th. But when the traffic became heavier i had to stop - pulling off in a car which has little torque is difficult and i value my clutch.
When the AA man turned up (bag on the quoted time!), he wiped off the airbox to check the linkages - which i was amazed to see in operation - all appeared to be fine, but again the gear stick would not move over into 1st and 2nd.
He then took off the internal trim, to check if anything was blocking the movement (as this is what it felt like), he initially thought it was a small clip which had become stuck, he spent a little time messing about with it, but it wasn't making any difference.
In a last attempt to free it he then applied all his body weight to the gear stick and with a loud ca'dunk, it was free. It sounded and felt that the gear selector or something in the gearbox snapped free.
The gear selection now doesn't feel quite a slick as it used to, going up and down the gears from 1 to 4.
The AA chap recommended that it was urgently taken into a dealer and seeing as my Civic is a lease car through my company i rang them straight away. As it was gone 6pm all the phone operator could say was 'take it in on Monday', but he would email them to say its coming. But me being the impatient person I am, I managed to talk with the dealer this morning and drop it off.
Startin of Worcester where very helpful, the service manager said that if nothing comes up with inspection or a road test that they will drop the gearbox off and check it out. Blimey, sounds serious!
I'll keep you all posted on what happens and what the fault is/was!
Anyone else had any issues?