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I admit I've been driving in a 'spirited' fashion since getting my intergalactic mileage 2.3 FPT. which had a rebuilt gearbox 2 years ago. If I change to 2nd gear going around a corner the box sometimes drops back to neutral, like it didnt properly engage. Once its in 2nd gear it doesnt pop out of gear. Is it likely I've stuffed the box, or is it likely some mounting has failed and allowing to much movement or something?

Cheers for your help guys !
 

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Usually when first and second become difficult to get, it means that the rubber coupling linking the selector rod and the gearbox is starting to split.
It's reasonably cheap to replace (less than £20 IIRC) and fairly easy to do - from under the car.
As a temporary measure, you could wire it together again.
Hopefully, that's your answer. Good luck!
 

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I hope so DaveS......I really do. Its not the weather to go grubbing around under the car, especially as I have no idea whats what, so I'm going to try Haagstrom saab specialist, they've quoted under £100 quid if its a linkage problem.
 

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I had a chat with the saab specialists and as far as they're concerned, it thebox is slipping out out gear going around corners, then its definitely busted !

Is this correct?

What does this spell for mods if I've done this in 4k miles?

Is it better to drop a 2nd hand unit in, or go for a fully rebuilt one?

Why does this happen when your skint
 

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I had the same problem, which got progressively worse, until it became impossible to engage second gear, the linkage was the problem, the connector with the rubber mount in between two metal plates.
Got it fixed by a very nice guy in SE London, for £50 quid.
 
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