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Folks I have a 2005 997 75K miles. I was pulling out today and went to change from 1st to 2nd when I heard a big ping sound inside the cabin and now i can't change gear :(. I limped the 1 mile home thankfully

I pulled the console apart and the gear changer has two plungers one blue one black. the black (on the right looking down connects to a red cable and the other to a gray cable.

I think the blue plunger is the reverse gear and this doesn't really move. I noticed the connector was loose and that a black plastic (give me a break) fastener was missing from the eye hole connecting the plunger to the white block and refitted that.

The black lunger moves freely (too freely) and does nothing. I suspect my gear change cable has come loose at the engine end as the console looks ok.

Anyone think i have got this correct ? if so does anyone know a mobile mechanic in the Boca Raton Area who could come around and help me out. :help:



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When it happened to me I had to replace the shift cables, you need a lift to do it, but other than that. Not a big deal. I got the parts from suncoast and did it myself. The hardest part is to disasemble the console area, which you already did.

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I'd also take a look at where the cables attach to the gearbox, they are held in by clips that sometimes pop open, resulting in the cable not moving the selector. Quite often, they can just be snapped back into place and everything is fine.

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