Almost every time I change gear from 1st to 2nd, it takes about 1-1.5 seconds to slot the gear. Quite irritating to drive in traffic and sometimes dangerous too.
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I drive a BS6 2020 Tiago XZ, I have almost no issues with the car in my 1.5years of ownership except a weird issue with gear change and the infamous petrol choking once in a blue moon. But the main issue is with the gear change. Almost every time I change gear from 1st to 2nd, it takes about 1-1.5 seconds to slot the gear. Quite irritating to drive in traffic and sometimes dangerous too.
Done a bit of search on YouTube and ATOM (Facebook group for Tiago Owners). Looks like quite a number of people face similar issue with slotting the gear into 1 or 2 or 3. The culprit in all the cases is found to be a loose gear cable attached to a mount. Please refer to the attached image below taken from a YouTube video:
In my case, the left grey colored cable is slightly loose with the green colored mount. I tried what everyone has suggested and pressed it gently to it’s place. It worked for like few minutes. In the last service I had taken the issue with the mechanic and he’s not sure if the loose cable is the culprit; I had done the pig-tail update for engine-lock issue and I was told there is an update with the gear selector mechanism, they just added a washer to where the grey cable ends and ta-dah the update done, and as I have suspected, the issue still persists. I insisted to the mechanic that the issue is with the loose grey cable and to satisfy me he tightly wounded a metal wire around the cable to keep in its place. I know this mechanic for a while now and his jugaad’s always work. Unfortunately not the case this time. It worked okay for 2 days and then back to normal. Every time I open the bonnet and press the grey cable to it’s place, gear shifting is smooth for a few minutes and then back to normal.
I have taken the issue with a F.N.G who previously worked with TATA and as per his experience, the green colored mount needs to be replaced which cost a whooping 10k. He advised me to wait for parts from a wrecked car. Apparently, the Indica has the same gear box and the issue existed from Indica days. Has anyone in this forum faced a similar issue? I am open to any solutions.
Please note that the nearest T.A.S.S is around 40kms, over-crowded, understaffed and takes an whole day to get even an minor oil change. Also, I had a minor accident with the car and missed a service schedule by 3 months due to Covid, so I am pretty sure warranty cannot be claimed.
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