E46 m3 locked in gear!

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  1. 16 Sep 2020 at 4:58 PM #1
    SRM3

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    just swapped out a coolerworx shifter for an RTD.

    I was doing a coolant change and the car is off the ground on axle stands and I was running the car to bleed it, at the same time I was cycling through the gears seeing how the RTD felt. Did a few 4th to 5th changes and now its locked on 5th.

    Any help?
     
  2. 16 Sep 2020 at 8:08 PM #2
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    Slacken off the limit screws and see if it’ll come back out of gear.
     
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    Are these the screws at the back of the shifter?
     
  4. 16 Sep 2020 at 9:21 PM #4
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    They’re on the sides and limit the left/right movement
     
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    Disconnected the shifter from the linkage, wedged a bar between seat and clucth so the prop was spinning - clutch works.

    Still can't get car out of gear back into neutral. Think I may have to drop the gearbox and have a further look.
     

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