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Q: Gearbox stuck in second gear

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The gearbox on my car is stuck in second gear.

A: Hi there. Common causes of your particular ...

Hi there. Common causes of your particular problem are a faulty clutch, slave cylinder, shift linkage miss-adjustment, or a bad transmission. Though a bad transmission is the least likely thing to be the issue. I would recommend having an experienced technician inspect the shifting problem before condemning the transmission.

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