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hi ive got a 2000 x reg zafira 2.0 dti its difficult to get into 1st gear you have to put it in 2nd gear first, anyone have some ideas??
 

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Same issue on mine, took the gear lever gaiter off and checked the assembly below and found the grease was all dried up and it was stiff as anything. Put a rag beneath the assembly and sprayed in some silicone spray wiped it all over and regreased. Now I'm not saying its as slick as it was out of the showroom but it is loads better.


If this doesn't help try lubricating the linkages at the rear of the gearbox.
Failing these ask the garage to check gearbox fluid levels but I would imagine if these were low you would have signs of leaking under the car where you park.
 

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m running bilsteinshocks on mine all round and very pleased with
them,im using apex springs with 30 mm drop,but not impressed with rear
springs as they dont sit tight enough on bottomspring locators and
could be subject to moving slightly,don't give me that feeling of
confidence,fronts ok tho,but they are 'dropped' and u are lookin for
standard,standard shocks dont give u the option to adjust camber so
bolts go back exactly as u removed them,i'm guessing that if u go
further up bilstein range u do get this option but do u need to
introduce negative camber to road going vehicle unless u r doing loadsa
trackdays in it ??? bilstein range is vast and so are prices,mine were
oe replacement/20% uprated and are nice n stiff with uprated springs,
regards chris
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hi does it crunch when you try and select 1st? if so i would suggest its the gearbox itself. if you put it in second and then it goes into first easily you could try changing the oil first. it may help
 

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I have this issue to will try the clean up and re grease and also change the oil update

Did u ever fix yours ?
 
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