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    Default Gear shift stuck in 3rd

    Have a new 3016 with 9 hours on it. Was using it this afternoon and about 1 hour into my task I went to shift from 2nd to 3rd. The gear selector stopped in between both gear and would not move. It seems to be in third gear but the location on the slot is in the middle and the gear selector will not move an inch.

    Now before any suggest that I should not change gears while moving, I can assure you I have always come to complete stop before changing gears. The tractor was hard to select when I took delivery. Sales guy told me that all tractors are hard to shift when new and that they get easier with hours and where on them.

    Now I am stuck in what appears to be 3rd gear and can not get out. Any suggestions? Has this happened to anyone else and is there an easy fix I can do myself or should I call the dealer up on Monday? I would hate to have to wait a until the dealer can get out to check as my project is half way done and I have a couple 4' pile of dirt that the wife will not be happy about seeing all week.

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    Default Re: Gear shift stuck in 3rd

    Have you tried backing up to loosen the bind? I personlly would be on the phone to the dealer about this problem, If he doesn't help then call Mahindra.

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    Does that tractor have shift linkage or does the shifter go straight inti the transmission?
    The linkage could be jammed up or the shift forks could be messed up in the transmission.
    Either way with a brand new machine I'd let it be the dealers problem.

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    Default Re: Gear shift stuck in 3rd

    Quote Originally Posted by Mobass View Post
    Have you tried backing up to loosen the bind? I personlly would be on the phone to the dealer about this problem, If he doesn't help then call Mahindra.
    Well, the really strange thing is that I can still drive the tractor forward and in reverse now problems. It appears to be in third gear. I was originally hoping that changing to reverse would loosen up myself but it just shifts from forward to reverse without any problems and does not free up the gear selected at all.

    DT86, it has a shift linkage.


    Another strange thing, the high low shifter is not binder up like the gear selector. However moving the it from high low does not seem to actually change me from high or low any more.

    It an expansive machine so I guess I am not going to take any chances and I will call the dealer up.

    Thanks

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    30 second fix. Follow the shifter lever. It moves a couple of linkages in an "H" pattern. Pull those linkages back to neutral with a crescent wrench or pliers. Fixed. Shifting in an "X" pattern will sometimes do this. Although if you try to bind it up purposely, it's hard to do.
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    Default Re: Gear shift stuck in 3rd

    Anyone that owned an old Chevy or Ford.. three speed on the column... knows what being stuck between shifts was.... You had to crawl underneath and put the transmission in neutral so it would correspond with what the column lever thought it was doing.... LOTS OF FUN..!!! Had a GM 5 speed diesel truck do it once..

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    Dave, thanks for the tip. That is exactly what was wrong. Very quick and easy fix in deed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tlr2 View Post
    Dave, thanks for the tip. That is exactly what was wrong. Very quick and easy fix in deed.
    No problem. Lucky guess.
    Dave
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