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Hi all.
Got a problem. I have a 57 plate 90. Puma engine, 6 speed box. Has been fine. Drove it this morning, all good. Probably left it in 1st gear. Later I wanted it running in neutral (to run a fag lighter powered compressor so reached across and yanked it from 1st into neutral. Or so I thought! Now it appears to be stuck in 1st. Just the normal bit of rattle in the lever but I can't shift it with or without the clutch, Hi, Lo or neither on the transfer box. I suspect I have popped something out but it's years since I had this issues with my old D plated 110 so can't remember.
Any tips? Not even sure which box I have is this new fangled thing.
Cheers
Any pointers to a maintainence based LR forum or FB group?   The ones I have found seem to be populated by Americans with new Discos
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Ooooops, that sounds expensive. The word 'yanked' tends me to think you have either dislodged or broken something off inside. Gearbox out I would think.  That is about as far as I can go. I drive a Landy but a 1989 model with a Spanish LT85 box.  Because the ladies complained Landy boxes where too heavy for them to change gear when taking the children to school, Land Rover brought out lighter boxes which couldn't stand up to the rigours the old boxes could.   Hence mine has an LT85 Spanish box.

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Hi,

It sounds like you have yanked the gear lever out of the selector slot.  This used to happen regularly on Ferguson T20's when shunting backwards and forewards when loading manure.  With those, we used to unbolt the gear lever together with its bracket, and lift it off.  You could then see the selectors, all in a row.  The one that been yanked would be out of line, so you put the end of the gear lever in the slot, and bolted it down.  Then you could carefully move it back into neutral.

It may be completely different on a LR90 !  But it might help.

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Still drives happily in 1st gear.Didn't actually come out. Wasn't a huge pull so much as lean across from outsideand attempt to flick it with my finger. Never known a car not to respond to this. I reckon its popped out of some selector or slot.

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Some modern cars have a slip tube arrangement where if you give it too much the iner and outer tube need to be re aligned this happend on my A6 on a botched gear change just before family holiday to Switzerland

in my case I could only get 1st 3rd and 5th !

A quick read on Audi forums and it was sorted! 
 

is there a local LR specialist or local lr club ? The are usually really helpful 

Agriv8

seems it’s an mt82 but not much about stuck in first

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On 10/07/2022 at 10:29, cardigun said:

This used to happen regularly on Ferguson T20's when shunting backwards and forewards when loading manure.  With those, we used to unbolt the gear lever together with its bracket, and lift it off.  You could then see the selectors, all in a row.  The one that been yanked would be out of line, so you put the end of the gear lever in the slot, and bolted it down.  Then you could carefully move it back into neutral.

Remember having to do that on MF 35!

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On 10/07/2022 at 06:17, mattsccm said:
Hi all.
Got a problem. I have a 57 plate 90. Puma engine, 6 speed box. Has been fine. Drove it this morning, all good. Probably left it in 1st gear. Later I wanted it running in neutral (to run a fag lighter powered compressor so reached across and yanked it from 1st into neutral. Or so I thought! Now it appears to be stuck in 1st. Just the normal bit of rattle in the lever but I can't shift it with or without the clutch, Hi, Lo or neither on the transfer box. I suspect I have popped something out but it's years since I had this issues with my old D plated 110 so can't remember.
Any tips? Not even sure which box I have is this new fangled thing.
Cheers
Any pointers to a maintainence based LR forum or FB group?   The ones I have found seem to be populated by Americans with new Discos

You could try this seems similar to your situation.

https://www.defender2.net/forum/topic60607.html

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On an early model  the roll pin would shear off on the selector that the gear lever connect to   but you could get to it  from the top of the box without taking the box out   .

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