I really do hope you weren't in first gear on the motorway when it got stuck?
Honey and lemon is good for a cold ... with a shot or two of whisky
Tomorrow has arrived, is all still as well as can be expected with the world?
Well today has almost been and gone and (touch wood) nothing bad has happened...so maybe it has passed ?
Luckily I had just turned a corner and was in 3rd gear and the clutch was still working - so I was able to drive it to my office, get some work done and then had to think about how to move the van later on....
By the time I'd got to the van, another car had parked "nose to nose" with me, and having no reverse gear, meant I had to push the van backwards with one foot on the ground (the other having to be on the clutch, else it wouldn't move at all !!).
It started up OK and clearly doesn't like moving off in 3rd, but it did it. Then spoke to my local garage, who'd not heard of the issue and then I turned to the intrawebby and of course there you'll find all sorts of stuff about this design fault
This is the fix:
A small piece of U-shaped metal plus a couple of screws which then stop the end of the gear change cable from coming off a single "sprocket" (for want of a better word).
What they don't show in the video is that this "fix" doesn't require the removal of the gearbox....but they also don't show that a number of hoses are in the way either, when the clamp is fitted "in situ".
Anyways, it's fixed now and I've got transport again
Throat is much better today and with luck I'll be clear by tomorrow - lots of Vitamin C and higher fluid (non-alcoholic) intake usually makes it go away !!