Lotus Elan

What 4 speed gearbox has my lotus elan sprint got in?

PostPost by: PeterG » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:54 pm

Hi question as above, what 4 speed box ihave I got in my 1971 Elan Sprint. I ask because the gear lever is pissed! I can waggle it around from left to right and when i pop it in gear i have to cetralise the stick and carefully select the gears. The gears go in perfectly but it's the sloppyness I would like to get rid of.
Anyone else experienced this?
Any help on this would be appreciated.
Regards Pete.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:27 pm

Suspect it might just be the plastic cup that holds the stick mechanism in place needs screwing down. Remove the gaiter and see if it's tight or not.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:00 pm

or the bush at the bottom of the lever has broken.
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PostPost by: PeterG » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:24 pm

Thanks gents,I'll take a look when the weather picks up as she's tucked away in the car coon.. :lol:
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PostPost by: reb53 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:54 am

And don't go driving until you've fixed it or, like me, you might have a 100 mile trip ahead of you with a car stuck in, ( fortunately in my case ), top gear.

Lucky it wasn't 1st..........

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